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ERIC Number: EJ883741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Facilitating Students' Preparation for Class: Discussion of and Evidence for Effective Participation Preparation Assignments
McElwee, Rory O'Brien
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v20 n4 p105-120 2009
Lack of class preparation by students is an impediment to establishing an active-learning classroom community. Participation Preparation Assignments encourage students to complete assigned reading and to work with relevant concepts in active ways even before arriving in class. The author presents empirical data (both objective and attitudinal) supporting the use of this technique. The article also provides numerous examples of assignments and discussion of integrating the assignments into an active-learning classroom. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A