ERIC Number: EJ1036794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Encouraging College Student Active Engagement in Learning: The Influence of Response Methods
Barr, Michele L.
Innovative Higher Education, v39 n4 p307-319 Aug 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the use of two student response methods within selected college lecture halls. Kinesiology majors from three universities were asked to respond to questions during two consecutive lectures, one using "clickers" and the other using hand-raising. Participation and comprehension rates were statistically significantly different following the use of the different response methods. Participant survey responses revealed insight into student participation, question presentation, perceived cognitive engagement, and overall learning in traditional lecture settings using the response methods.
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, Audience Response Systems, Student Participation, Student Surveys, Cognitive Processes, Sport Psychology, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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