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ERIC Number: EJ797907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Nonvoluntary Class Participation in Graduate Discussion Courses: Effects of Grading and Cold Calling
Dallimore, Elise J.; Hertenstein, Julie H.; Platt, Marjorie B.
Journal of Management Education, v30 n2 p354-377 2006
Classroom discussion is a frequently used "active learning" strategy; however, a dilemma this strategy produces is what to do about students who are less inclined to volunteer. This study examines an environment which uses cold calling and graded participation to include more students in discussions. The results suggest that despite widespread concerns about cold calling, students are not uncomfortable. This environment also is shown to increase participation frequency and marginally affect preparation, which in turn lead to increased comfort. Practical guidance is provided to help instructors design cold calls to ensure students have a positive experience and fully benefit from inclusion in the discussion. (Contains 6 tables, 2 figures, and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A