Monitoring the Benefits of Active Learning Exercises in Introductory Survey Courses: An Attempt to Improve the Education of Prospective Public School Teachers
Pascal de Caprariis, Charles Barman, Paula Magee 2001 The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning v. 1, n. 2, p. 13-23
This article explains changes in student learning initiated by the implementation of active-learning exercises in a traditionally lecture-based geology classroom. This method is similar to Just-in-Time Teaching strategies. Students used material previously learned in exercises to respond to questions in the classroom. It was found that grade distribution was more uniform in active-learning classes than in previous classes that didn't use the exercises. This article also includes a rubric for grading student responses to the discussion questions.