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ERIC Number: EJ1092200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
A Handy Interactive Class for Teaching Introductory Cell Biology
Hande, Shyamala
Journal of Effective Teaching, v9 n1 p48-53 2009
In this paper we share the experience of an interactive method of teaching that involves every student in the learning process in the classroom. We describe an interactive class conducted over a two year period for premedical students. The process involved three stages namely a study session, a test-yourself session and a review session. Through student feedback we have found that 96% of the students approved the method and found it highly useful. The method has been found to have advantages like uniform reach of content, opportunities for group learning, and involvement of visual aids as teaching-learning method and enhances interest among teachers and learners. By creating a lively learning environment in the classroom, student involvement in the educational process is increased. By increasing students' involvement, academic performance is improved. In addition, by actively involving the students in the educational process, students may recognize and accept their responsibility for lifelong learning and continued professional development (Cross 1987).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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