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ERIC Number: EJ999491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Exploring Undergraduates' Perceptions of the Use of Active Learning Techniques in Science Lectures
Welsh, Ashley J.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v42 n2 p80-87 Nov 2012
This paper examines students' mixed perceptions of the use of active learning techniques in undergraduate science lectures. Written comments from over 250 students offered an in-depth view of why students perceive these techniques as helping or hindering their learning and experience. Fourth- and fifth-year students were more likely to view in-class active learning techniques as a waste of lecture time, whereas third-year students and females perceived these techniques as instrumental to improving their understanding and their interactions with professors and peers. Students also provided recommendations for the effective use of active learning techniques in lecture. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada