ERIC Number: EJ793598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 30
A Student-Empowered System for Measuring and Weighing Participation in Class Discussion
Mainkar, Avinash V.
Journal of Management Education, v32 n1 p23-37 2008
Although practiced widely in management education, grading of student participation in class discussions has been criticized by researchers: The instructor simultaneously adopts two incompatible tasks of facilitating class discussion and evaluating student participation; students play for points instead of focusing on learning; and common, instructor-based grading schemes do not motivate all students equally. This article proposes a grading system that addresses these three concerns. The proposed system gives students peer feedback within the domain of participation in class discussion enabling instructors to focus on creating learning opportunities in the classroom. The proposed grading system, with interrater reliability exceeding 0.80, can easily be modified by individual instructors to suit their teaching styles.
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Teaching Styles, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Interrater Reliability, Grading, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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