ERIC Number: EJ779366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: 19
Location, Location, Location: Does Seat Location Affect Performance in Large Classes?
Armstrong, Norris; Chang, Shu-Mei
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n2 p54-58 Nov 2007
This study found no evidence that seat location affects student achievement even in very large classes where students sitting in the back are a considerable distance from the instructor. Rather, the differences in performance observed were consistent with the idea that highly motivated students are more likely to sit in the front, resulting in an uneven distribution of scores. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Class Size, College Students, Scores, Classroom Environment, Environmental Influences, Classroom Design, Correlation, Introductory Courses, Biology, Proximity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.