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ERIC Number: EJ896288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Clickers in Teacher Education: Student Perceptions by Age and Gender
Cheesman, Elaine A.; Winograd, Gaynelle R.; Wehrman, Joseph D.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v18 n1 p35-55 Jan 2010
This study investigated the perceptions of classroom response systems, or "clickers," by teacher-candidates of diverse ages and both genders. Participants (n = 63) included 53 females and 10 males aged 21 to 57 who attended small-enrollment reading methods courses in a special education licensure program. Responses to a 32-item survey suggested that teacher candidates of all ages and both genders responded overwhelmingly positive to clickers in the university classroom. Participants valued the on-screen questions, opportunities for peer discussions, anonymity of voting, and immediate feedback of the bar graph that clicker technology provided. They were less receptive to linking one's grade to points for participation or correct answers. For males and female teacher education students of all ages, clickers improve interaction with peers and the instructor, provide multiple opportunities for self-monitoring personal understanding, and help students focus on important course concepts. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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