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|Title:||Active Learning At Illinois State University|
|Abstract:||This project investigates active learning at ISU by asking the following questions: How and how often is active learning utilized in classrooms at Illinois State University? What are the responses of the teachers and students engaged in active learning? Do the students enjoy active learning, or is there resistance? Do the teachers voluntarily utilize active learning or are they more prone to simply stick with passive lecturing? On the basis of participant observation, interviews, and a review of documents, this study discusses several reasons for teachers’ resistance to active learning, including lack of knowledge, experience, time, and courage, and a focus on investing in research rather than teaching. In addition, students’ expectations are formed on the basis of high school experiences and large lecture classes in college and also cause resistance against active class involvement. The study provides recommendations for faculty to improve their teaching methods.|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-08-22|
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This collection examines student learning both in and beyond the classroom.
Student Communities and Culture
The university offers an extraordinary opportunity to study and document student communities, life, and culture. This collection includes research on the activities, clubs, and durable social networks that comprise sometimes the greater portion of the university experience for students.
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