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ERIC Number: EJ1251849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Using Science News Articles as Class Prereadings to Improve Student Readiness
Devany, Emral
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v31 n1 p109-127 2020
Instructors expect students to read before class to engage them in using higher-order thinking skills that are critical to performing in group work and engaging in discussions. As many instructors are aware, however, for various reasons many students don't read the assigned textbook. In this study, science news articles were used as prereadings to improve students' preparation for a General Biology course. Findings revealed shorter, content-relevant news articles to be valuable alternatives to content-heavy, longer textbook readings for enhancing student preparation, participation, and success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)