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ERIC Number: EJ887501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
The Effectiveness of Active and Traditional Teaching Techniques in the Orthopedic Assessment Laboratory
Nottingham, Sara; Verscheure, Susan
Journal of College Science Teaching, v39 n5 p34-42 May 2010
Active learning is a teaching methodology with a focus on student-centered learning that engages students in the educational process. This study implemented active learning techniques in an orthopedic assessment laboratory, and the effects of these teaching techniques. Mean scores from written exams, practical exams, and final course evaluations were compared for 79 human physiology students. One- and two-way analyses of variance were used to evaluate the effect of teaching methodology on test scores and evaluation responses. No significant differences were found for course evaluation responses and written and practical exam scores between the two learning groups. This study suggests that students can be equally successful in well-constructed active and traditional orthopedic assessment laboratories. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A