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ERIC Number: ED440078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-28
Pages: 6
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Becoming Consumers of Our Own Research: What Really Makes a Difference in Improving Learning?
Peace, Terrell M.; Mayo, Karen; Watkins, Regina
This study examines what really makes a difference in improving student learning. Teachers are constantly bombarded with ideas about how to do their work more effectively and efficiently. They must be encouraged to be knowledgeable about recent research in teaching and learning and committed to making solid research findings based on classroom practice. A literature search yields three domains which directly impact learning effectiveness: (1) learning environment; (2) teaching methodologies and student experiences; and (3) assessment and evaluation. The classroom environment has both cognitive and affective elements. Parental involvement and provision of a safe, challenging environment are particularly influential factors in the learning environment. Prevalent factors in teaching methodologies and student experiences include cooperative learning, technology, brain-based instruction, and curriculum structure. The factors and practices of the assessment and evaluation domain which surface as predictors of student success and improved learning are predetermined through learning targets, authentic assessment, questioning, and various assessment strategies. (Contains 45 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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