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ERIC Number: EJ787546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
The "Why" of Class Participation: A Question Worth Asking
Jones, Raymond C.
College Teaching, v56 n1 p59-63 Win 2008
It is not unusual to find elaborate schemes for compelling and assessing class participation. Although participation can take many forms, in practice it is most synonymous with discussion, which, at its core, is about student engagement. But with what should the students be engaged? When we make class participation a requirement and assess it, students must then produce evidence. But of what? The author examines the intentions behind class participation, considers the means and associated meanings of its implementation, and suggests new ways for professors to think about and justify it, with our productive learning outcomes in mind. (Contains 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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