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ERIC Number: EJ1263109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Cultivating Classroom Community: The Evolution of a Large Education Course
Alverson, Ryan
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v31 n2 p185-208 2020
The author assesses the evolution of classroom community through an examination of three subsequent semesters of a large undergraduate education course at a regional, comprehensive university. The evolution and modification of course format and assignments across three semesters are treated as interventions to foster interactions among students and between students and instructor, thereby building community and more positive perceptions of this community within the classroom. Quantitative and qualitative course evaluations are analyzed using a Kruskal-Wallis One-Way Analysis of Variance procedure to examine statistically significant increases in students' sense of community and positive perceptions of the learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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