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ERIC Number: EJ891568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
To Lecture or Let Go: A Comparative Analysis of Student Speech Outlines from Teacher-Centered and Learner-Centered Classrooms
Kahl, David H., Jr.; Venette, Steven
Communication Teacher, v24 n3 p178-186 Jul 2010
During recent years, some college classrooms have moved away from traditional teacher-centered lecture pedagogies toward learner-centered strategies. Relatively little empirical evidence exists to date assessing the utility of such pedagogies. This exploratory study examined the content and structure of student speech outlines from teacher-centered, lecture-based classes and from learner-centered discussion and experiential-based classes that implement Kolb's (1984) cycle of experiential learning. The results of this examination suggest that students in learner-centered environments do create better outlines than students in teacher-centered, lecture-based classrooms. Future studies should test the generalizability of these results on larger student populations and across curricula. (Contains 1 figure.)
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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