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ERIC Number: EJ1136783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Overcoming Student Resistance to a Teaching Innovation
Keeney-Kennicutt, Wendy; Baris Gunersel, Adalet; Simpson, Nancy
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v2 n1 Article 5 Jan 2008
This mixed-methods study investigated student perceptions of an innovative educational tool and the instructor strategies that helped change initial student resistance into acceptance and engagement. The educational tool in this study is Calibrated Peer Review (CPR)™, a web-based program that uses writing as a learning and assessment tool. Evaluations of CPR were analyzed from students in a general chemistry course over seven semesters involving 1515 students. Analysis revealed reasons for students' like or dislike of CPR and how the instructor modified implementation to provide students a more positive experience. Analysis of student perceptions suggests that successful implementation of new tools requires attention to potential sources of student resistance at the outset as well as active listening and response to student concerns.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A