ERIC Number: EJ719438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Reference Count: 17
Bridging In-Class Participation with Innovative Instruction: Use and Implications in a Turkish University Classroom
Girgin, Kadire Zeynep; Stevens, Dannelle D.
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v42 n1 p93-106 Feb 2005
Student-centred university classrooms not only support student learning but also provide a forum to practise the skills of democratic participation, a particularly important set of skills for citizens in young democracies like Turkey where this study takes place. Yet, often classroom assessment methods do not match these innovative teaching methods and, therefore, do not encourage students to increase and learn from their participation. This paper describes how two professors bridged innovative classroom instruction and student participation through the use of a detailed, written description of in-class participation. They document the changes in their classroom practices and the student responses to these innovations and assessments.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Participation, Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey