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ERIC Number: EJ1171201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Finance Students' Experiences of Lecture-Based Active Learning Tasks
McCullough, Kerry; Munro, Nicholas
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v55 n1 p65-73 2018
Consistent with current higher education concerns with student engagement and the student experience, this study explored third-year undergraduate Finance students' experiences of lecture-based active learning tasks. Finance students from the 2012 and 2014 cohorts from a South African university were invited to complete an anonymous questionnaire and participate in a focus group discussion. Most students affirmed the use of lecture-based active learning tasks, and highlighted how the related peer interactions and immediate application of Finance concepts were beneficial for their motivation and interest. In contrast, some students were disparaging of the lecture-based active learning tasks. Their dissenting views are incorporated as points of tension in the higher education teaching and learning process. The study also highlights the critical role that a passionate and student-centred teacher has on how active learning tasks are received by students during lectures, and generally on student engagement, student learning and the student experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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