ERIC Number: EJ817229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Strengthening the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning via Experimentation
LoSchiavo, Frank M.; Shatz, Mark A.; Poling, Devereaux A.
Teaching of Psychology, v35 n4 p301-304 Oct 2008
In recent years, national policy experts have questioned the overall quality of educational research, and they have suggested that researchers strengthen their scientific methods by maximizing the use of experimental designs. To promote more rigorous methodology, we discuss several new and often-overlooked opportunities for incorporating experimentation into the scholarship of teaching and learning in psychology. Although experiments can be difficult to conduct in educational settings, our methodological suggestions are particularly well-suited for relatively small-scale studies, like those typically published in "Teaching of Psychology."
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scholarship, Psychology, Experiments, Teaching Methods, Educational Environment, Internet, Distance Education, Introductory Courses, Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction, College Students, Foreign Countries
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001