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ERIC Number: EJ1146618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Clickers in the Classroom: The Use of Student Response Systems in Teaching Psychology
Watling, Rosamond; Clarke, Richard; Rowell, Christopher
Psychology Teaching Review, v20 n2 p36-38 Win 2014
Student response systems (SRSs) have been used in a number of disciplines in higher education and, generally, the literature reports this technology leading to very positive outcomes for student engagement and learning. Learning outcomes are particularly enhanced if the technology is used to promote higher order cognitive skills. Here, we discuss some benefits and identify some challenges involved, and suggest how pedagogical action research can usefully address these challenges. Pedagogical action research is concerned with reflection on current teaching practice, future objectives in terms of refining practice, and assessment of outcomes for both student and instructor. We suggest ways in which action research can provide fruitful and important data that, in turn, can lead to improved outcomes for instructors and students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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