Faculty Publications

Title

Active Learning within a Lecture: Assessing the Impact of Short, In-Class Writing Exercises

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Teaching of Psychology

Volume

28

Issue

4

First Page

257

Last Page

259

Abstract

Students in 2 large sections of an introduction to psychology course responded in writing during class to questions regarding material recently presented in lecture. After writing, they shared and discussed their responses with others. The exercises motivated attendance, and students generally reacted positively to the technique. There was some evidence that completing the exercises facilitated learning, although the exercises did not appear to stimulate intellectual activity outside of class. The technique is an easy and effective way to enhance a lecture and stimulate active learning during class. © 2001, Society for the Teaching of Psychology. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2001

DOI of published version

10.1207/S15328023TOP2804_04

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