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ERIC Number: EJ1136536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Playing Bingo to Review Fundamental Concepts in Advanced Courses
Weisskirch, Robert S.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v3 n1 Article 14 Jan 2009
The beginning of advanced courses often requires a review of fundamental concepts. Such review is often tedious and boring for both student and instructor. Instead, an active learning exercise such as a modified Bingo exercise can serve to review and re-educate at the same time. Ninety-two university students rated their understanding of developmental psychology theories before and after participating in a modified Bingo exercise designed to review the fundamentals of the theories and concepts. Students reported an improvement of their perceived knowledge of developmental theories and for each of the theories reviewed. They rated the exercise as academically challenging, helpful to learn concepts, and not a waste of time. Students who reported being able to explain the theories to others at the conclusion of the exercise had higher test scores.
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Advanced Courses, Learning Activities, Educational Games, Active Learning, Likert Scales, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Concept Teaching, Teaching Methods, Theories, Developmental Psychology, Undergraduate Students
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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