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ERIC Number: EJ1146142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
A Multifaceted Partner Presentation Assignment for Improving Educational Outcomes among College Students
Wood, Claire A.; Perlman, Daniel
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v29 n2 p201-215 2017
This article reports a multifaceted course assignment involving the development of information literacy skills, speed partnering, a brief team VoiceThread presentation, and peer evaluations of the presentations. The assignment was rooted in Chickering and Gamson's (1989) highly regarded principles of good educational practice, as well as the pedagogical literature on speed partnering, collaborative learning, use of VoiceThread, and peer evaluations. It was piloted in a high enrollment introductory family course and in an advanced close relationships seminar. The instructors employed both quantitative and qualitative methods as a basis for both formative and summative evaluation of the assignment. Student responses were generally favorable. For example, 75% of students said speed partnering was an average or good way of forming partnerships. Other results showed that the assignment generated student enthusiasm and engagement in the course material, enhanced learning, and fostered peer relations. Student reactions to conducting peer evaluations were mixed. Despite some initial shortcomings, overall the students and instructors perceived this assignment as successful.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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