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Abstract Title: What really happens in active engagement lectures?
Abstract: The term 'active engagement' is widely used in the literature to describe classroom sessions that use a reformed teaching format. However, this terminology is not well defined: what proportion of the class time is 'active', and what teaching approaches are included, is often ambiguous. We have used the Framework for Interactive Learning in Lectures (FILL) to characterize a number of lectures from different instructors and different courses, all of which use 'active engagement' to some extent. We find that the FILL approach is able to distinguish marked differences in the teaching environment within these lectures. We have also identified strong socio-cultural differences that influence the level of spontaneous student engagement in class activities. FILL provides a detailed insight into what really goes on in a reformed lecture session, and highlights classroom norms that may facilitate student participation and engagement.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B31

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ross Galloway
University of Edinburgh
School of Physics and Astronomy
J.C.M.B., The King's Buildings
Edinburgh, U.K., Non U.S. EH9 3FD
and Co-Presenter(s)
Craig Young, University of Edinburgh
Judy Hardy, University of Edinburgh
Anna Wood, University of Edinburgh

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