A Quick Argument for Active Learning: The Effectiveness of One-Minute Papers
While lecture is the dominant means of delivering content in an economics class, the use of active learning techniques is slowly growing. This article focuses on the effectiveness of in-class writing. Consistent with prior research, this study finds that writing improves student performance on exams. Advances over prior research are offered in the particular usage of one- minute papers and in the availability of student data from the university’s Registrar. In particular, the use of one-minute papers is found to have a significant positive impact on student grades in a Principles of Macroeconomics course. Other key variables include a student’s attendance and prior academic record.
Volume (Year): 10 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (Summer)
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