ERIC Number: EJ969673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Attitudes in the Transition to an Active-Learning Technology
Koretsky, Milo D.; Brooks, Bill J.
Chemical Engineering Education, v46 n1 p41-49 Win 2012
Changes in student perceptions to a novel technology-based, active-learning pedagogy using a custom, sophisticated, personal response system called WISE were studied over the first five years it was used. Students tended to view active learning more favorably over time, particularly in regards to statements that required them to be interpretive of their own learning. They also perceived that being required to write explanations prompted them to think more deeply about multiple-choice conceptual questions. Implications for adopting active-learning techniques are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Attitude Change, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices, Chemical Engineering, College Students
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://cee.che.ufl.edu/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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