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ERIC Number: ED448100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Student Performance through the Use of Active Learning Strategies.
Blakey, David; Larvenz, Kenneth; McKee, Michele; Thomas, Regina
This report addresses the problem of apathy and the unwillingness of middle level students to meet basic standards, evidenced by a lack of student performance and participation and by an attitude of indifference. The targeted population for this study consisted of seventh and eighth grade general music students in an economically and culturally diverse urban community in western Illinois. An emphasis was placed on incorporating active learning strategies in order to improve student interest and participation. The report includes an analysis of probable causes of student disengagement; a plan of intervention based on increasing on-task behavior, increasing personal insight and appreciation, and increasing student recall, comprehension, and transfer of course content; a discussion of the results; and recommendations. Contains 34 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois