ERIC Number: EJ1251856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Abstractor: As Provided
Integrating Lecture and Laboratory in Anatomy and Physiology: Student Perceptions and Performance
Peacock, Jessica L.; FitzPatrick, Kathleen; Finn, Kevin E.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v31 n1 p169-194 2020
The authors determined whether positive perceptions of integrating lecture and lab in Anatomy and Physiology courses persisted from 2015-2018. Students (843) and instructors (56) completed the Student Assessment of Their Learning Gains survey; perceptions were positive and consistent between both groups. Participant narratives identified the ability to immediately apply theoretical knowledge in lab as an important positive attribute in improving student learning. The authors also determined whether student performance rates, including unsatisfactory grades (C-, D, F, W), improved during integrated years. Results showed that unsatisfactory grades fell in the integrated years, while results for quiz and exam grades, compared between integrated and traditional years, were inconclusive.
Descriptors: Anatomy, Physiology, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, College Students, Lecture Method, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, College Faculty, College Science, Teacher Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic), Scores, Active Learning
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts