Proposal Abstract

Using the methodologies of peer coaching and collaboration over the past two academic years, two professors of reading methods courses have collected data on the effects of collaborative learning activities on engagement and academic achievement. Classroom observations were conducted to take notes on both pedagogical methods and student response to these methods. Students were also asked to self-assess their engagement in behavioral, cognitive, and affective domains. The results of this research were then used to revise pedagogical techniques in these and other classes being taught. Participants in this presentation will be able to view video clips of students engaged in a variety of collaborative learning activities, examine student survey results and teacher observations, and learn about a variety of activities which worked to promote both high engagement and cognition in higher education classrooms.

Location

Room 217

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 28th, 2:00 PM Mar 28th, 2:45 PM

The Effects of Collaborative Classroom Activities on Student Engagement and Learning

Room 217

Using the methodologies of peer coaching and collaboration over the past two academic years, two professors of reading methods courses have collected data on the effects of collaborative learning activities on engagement and academic achievement. Classroom observations were conducted to take notes on both pedagogical methods and student response to these methods. Students were also asked to self-assess their engagement in behavioral, cognitive, and affective domains. The results of this research were then used to revise pedagogical techniques in these and other classes being taught. Participants in this presentation will be able to view video clips of students engaged in a variety of collaborative learning activities, examine student survey results and teacher observations, and learn about a variety of activities which worked to promote both high engagement and cognition in higher education classrooms.