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ERIC Number: EJ1026157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
"I Hate History": A Study of Student Engagement in Community College Undergraduate History Courses
Perrotta, Katherine Assante; Bohan, Chara Haeussler
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v24 n4 p49-75 2013
Many instructors seek to improve student engagement, but determining how to achieve student engagement can be complex and complicated. The authors sought to explore how the implementation of active-learning strategies in undergraduate history courses at a metropolitan community college using graphic organizers and group discussion impacted student engagement. Surveys were distributed to students in five undergraduate history courses in order to elicit student perspectives on how active-learning strategies impact engagement. The survey data revealed that some active-learning strategies improved student engagement, whereas others did not. The authors report that a combination of implementing lecture and active-learning strategies was effective in fostering student engagement in their undergraduate history courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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