Just-in-time teaching exercises to engage students in an introductory-level dinosaur course

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Abstract

The Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) technique allows students to be engaged in course material outside of the classroom by answering web-based questions. The responses are summarized and presented to students in class with a follow-up active learning exercise. College students enrolled in an introductory-level general education geoscience course were surveyed over a two-semester period on their engagement level during lecture and perceived learning of course content. Data show that students are able to reflect on their prior knowledge and construct new knowledge with weekly graded JiTT exercises. Despite increasing and competing pressures outside of the classroom, students reported increased learning and engagement in a course with required weekly assignments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-514
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Science Education and Technology
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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  • Engineering(all)

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