The effects of active learning, class size, and incentives on student performance in lecture and laboratory for an introduction to animal sciences

Wesolowski, Danielle K., author
Martin, Michael J., advisor
Enns, Kellie, committee member
Clark, Nathan, committee member
Cunningham, Sam, committee member
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In the past few years there has been a notable increase in the use and interest in educational programs centered around using an instructional method known as active learning. The purpose of this study is to determine under what conditions students best perform within laboratory and lecture, while identifying learning gaps that offer potential settings to incorporate active learning. Findings showed that by placing a higher weight on attendance and participation, increases the overall student performance. Class size had little to no effect on student performance, which opens an opportunity to incorporate active learning techniques, leveraging the learning in a classroom, so that educators can spend larger amounts of time interacting with students.
2019 Fall.
Includes bibliographical references.
cognitive development, lab participation, active learning, value of learning, experiential learning