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ERIC Number: EJ938875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Incorporating Active Learning with Videos: A Case Study from Physics
Lee, Kester J.; Sharma, Manjula D.
Teaching Science, v54 n4 p45-47 Dec 2008
Watching a video often results in passive learning and does not actively engage students. In this study, a class of 20 HSC Physics students were introduced to a teaching model that incorporated active learning principles with the watching of a video that explored the Meissner Effect and superconductors. Students would watch short sections of the structured video and then participate in guided group work, discussing and presenting their ideas to the class. The students received the treatment enthusiastically and the feedback from the classroom teacher was positive and encouraging. This teaching model showed a successful way in which constructivist theory could be applied to improve the active participation and learning of students watching a video. Further work is needed to verify whether the engagement and interest of the students can be replicated with other subject matter. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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