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ERIC Number: EJ812499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Establishing a Comfortable Classroom from Day One: Student Perceptions of the Reciprocal Interview
Case, Kim; Bartsch, Robert; McEnery, Lillian; Hall, Sharon; Hermann, Anthony; Foster, David
College Teaching, v56 n4 p210-214 Fall 2008
The authors examined student reactions to an activity in computer science, psychology, women's studies, and education courses. The reciprocal interview involves the instructor gathering information about the students, followed by students collectively asking questions of the instructor. The interview aims to make students more comfortable in interactions with the instructor by soliciting student input. Student responses indicated they enjoyed the activity and recommend faculty use it in various courses. Participants also reported the interview process helped create a more comfortable classroom environment and helped clarify instructors' expectations of students. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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