Promoting student-centered active learning in lectures with a personal response system
Sally A Gauci, Arianne M Dantas, David A Williams, Robert E Kemm
ADVANCES IN PHYSIOLOGY EDUCATION | AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2009
We investigated whether an active learning approach, facilitated by a personal response system, would lead to improved student engagement and learning outcomes in large-group physiology lectures for undergraduate science students. We focused on encouraging students' active learning in lectures, whereas previous studies have made more use of audience response technology during lectures for formative or summative assessment. Students voluntarily answered questions posed during lectures with their personal response system (clickers), with individual answers automatically collated for immediate histogram display. This feedback then dictated the focus of followup discussions in the lecture. Stude..View full abstract
This work was conducted with financial support obtained from the Learning and Teaching Fund, the University of Melbourne, 2006.