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ERIC Number: EJ1136589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Operationalization of Innovative and Traditional Pedagogical Practices within Undergraduate Bioengineering Courses
Cox, Monica F.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v3 n1 Article 24 Jan 2009
This study operationalizes pedagogical practices using classroom observation data collected in twenty-eight bioengineering courses at a southeastern research university over five semesters. Using an index that distinguishes pedagogy reflecting principles of the "How People Learn" framework and pedagogy representing traditional, lecture-based instruction, the author presents five "How People Learn" instructional practices (i.e., guidance by the instructor, comments, praise, monitoring, and question and response) and four statistically significant subcategories representing traditional instructional practices (i.e., instruction by media, lecture, praise, and no response) that were most likely to occur within observed How People Learn-oriented classes and traditional, lecture-based classes, respectively. Included are details about classroom activities that occurred to make up the code strings representing each of these statistically significant subcategories within both types of courses. The operationalization of the code strings confirms the alignment of the subcategories with pedagogical practices that are most likely to occur within innovative and traditional courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: EEC9876363