ERIC Number: EJ1024705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Making the Grade and Staying Engaged: The Influence of Student Management Teams on Student Classroom Outcomes
Troisi, Jordan D.
Teaching of Psychology, v41 n2 p99-103 Apr 2014
The use of student management teams (SMTs) is a relatively new teaching technique designed to increase the quality of college courses and student performance and engagement within those courses. However, to date, little systematic, empirical research has validated the effectiveness of using SMTs. To test the effectiveness of this technique, the current research utilized a pretest-posttest paradigm consisting of four total courses (two introduction to psychology courses taught by one professor and two educational psychology courses taught by another professor). In one of each of these course types, the professor implemented an SMT (the other course of that type served as a control comparison). Results revealed that members of the SMTs performed better in their courses, increased their course engagement, and this increase in course engagement mediated the link between SMT membership and course performance. Implications for the further study and use of SMTs are discussed.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests, Introductory Courses, Educational Psychology, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Student Relationship, Cooperation, Hypothesis Testing, Grades (Scholastic), Learner Engagement, College Students, Peer Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), Courses, College Outcomes Assessment
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