ERIC Number: ED473394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Teaching for Learning in IS Education: Assessing the Effectiveness of Small Group Problem-Solving/Discussion Events in Large Class Teaching.
This paper considers how active learning events in the form of problem solving/discussion events can be combined with the traditional lecture to better support good teaching and student learning in information systems (IS) education. A single case study is used to illustrate and evaluate the effectiveness of small group problem solving and discussion in large classes, for student learning. The results are presented and implications for effective teaching are discussed. The results of this study suggested that problem solving in small groups with follow-up discussion was particularly effective for providing opportunities for students to think, to question, to listen and reflect, to apply concepts, and to learn cooperatively from each other. The study did not suggest that active learning displace the lecture but rather that active learning techniques be used to overcome the limitations of the lecture and enhance the effectiveness of large class teaching. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management Annual Conference (15th, Brisbane, Australia, December 6-10, 2000); see IR 058 611.