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ERIC Number: ED438471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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Generation X in Allied Health Education.
Collins, Dale E.
A study conducted to compare Generation X allied health students' perceptions about instructional evaluations and assessment with those of their counterparts in mechanical engineering studied earlier found them to be similar. A survey containing 60 questions concerning their learning styles and preferred instructor characteristics and course methods and formats was administered to 52 allied health students enrolled in 5 university health profession programs. Results suggest that teachers should do the following: provide exam review sessions (90 percent of student responses); provide study guides that contain course material (81 percent); be nurturing (73 percent); be demanding (71 percent); be challenging (96 percent); insure avenues are available to obtain extra credit (81 percent); accommodate individual student abilities and learning styles (81 percent); provide group activities that promote critical thinking (78 percent); not be an easy grader (81 percent); and not ignore student rudeness (94 percent). Among other ideas from respondents were the following: (1) learning is more important than obtaining good grades (76 percent); (2) demonstrating courtesy towards college professors is important (92 percent); (3) the source of authority and knowledge is generally trustworthy (78 percent); (4) evaluations are not used to "get back" at demanding instructors (75 percent); and (5) being entertained is not a priority (75 percent). (Contains 24 references and the survey instrument.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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