San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING THROUGH HOMEWORK INTERVENTION METHODThe work presented in this paper is based on a certain type of “Intervention”method presented at the recent ASEE Conference in Vancouver [Akasheh andDavis, AC 2011-565, ASEE Conference, Vancouver, 2011]. Following themodern cognitive theories of learning and motivation, the intervention strategiesproposed by these authors showed potential to restore the effectiveness ofhomework as a learning tool which in turn reflected on better performance of theirstudents in the final exams.Following similar strategies as proposed by Akasheh and Davis, in this paper, thepresent authors propose to use a slightly modified intervention method to assessthe overall performance of the students in two different courses taught at twodifferent universities. Data will be collected from these courses and analyzed tosee if general conclusions can be drawn that support the cognitive model studiespresented in the literature. The idea of this study is to enhance student motivationto pay attention to and understand ‘just in time’ the class material presented and tocomplete the assigned homework. This is done through inviting randomlyselected student(s) to take the role of the instructor to explain and solve one ortwo in-class problems that were based on the lecture material covered and/orhomework. These strategies push student(s) to undertake the practice intended bythe instructor and consequently, it is hoped that better learning will occur. This,together with prompt feedback by the instructor also helps clarify just in timestudents’ thinking process and rectify any misconceptions of the concepts taught.The results of this study include tabular data of the analyzed results and chartsbased on both the assessment tools (class work, homework and exam grades), aswell as student survey of the effectiveness of the intervention method used.
Akasheh, F., & Echempati, R., & Sala, A. L. (2012, June), Assessment of Student Learning through Homework Intervention Method Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/20989
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