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ERIC Number: EJ1020517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Connecting Students to Content: Student-Generated Questions
Davis, Thomas A.
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v39 n2 p32-34 Dec 2013
Students learn best by being actively engaged in the learning process. This essay describes a teaching technique where students generate their own questions about a course topic. This occurs at the beginning of each new section of a course. The instructor works with the class to answer the students' own questions throughout that section of the course and, via discussion and research, students become better connected and more motivated to learn the content as the course continues. This technique has been used successfully in several different biology courses including anatomy, physiology, environmental biology and introductory biology. Try it. You might like it!
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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