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ERIC Number: EJ1017045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Let's Discuss: Teaching Students about Discussions
Brank, Eve; Wylie, Lindsey
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v13 n3 p23-32 Aug 2013
Research consistently demonstrates the benefits of employing classroom discussions; however, there has been less attention given to teaching students about discussions. The current research compared 2 advanced social psychology courses: 1 without (control) and 1 with (experimental) a week devoted to learning about and discussing discussions. Several different indicators showed marked improvements for the experimental group as compared to the control group. The differences between the two classes were particularly noticeable at the beginning of the semester. Even though the control group was able to eventually obtain similar scores, the differences at the beginning of the semester suggest that students in the experimental group benefitted early from the experimental condition. Additionally, measures provided directly by the students demonstrated higher ratings of self-assessment and course evaluations for students enrolled in the experimental class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska