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Abstract Title: Student Outcomes Across Collaborative-Learning Environments
Abstract: The Learning Assistant (LA) model supports instructors in implementing research-based teaching practices in their own courses. In the LA model, undergraduate students are hired to help facilitate research-based collaborative-learning activities. Using the Learning About STEM Student Outcomes (LASSO) database, we examined student learning from 112 first-semester physics courses that used either lecture-based instruction, collaborative instruction without LAs, or LA supported instruction. We measured student learning using 5959 students' responses on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE) or Force Concept Inventory (FCI). Results from Hierarchical Linear Models (HLM) indicated that LA supported courses had higher posttest scores than collaborative courses without LAs and that LA supported courses that used LAs in laboratory and recitation had higher posttest scores than those that used LAs in lecture.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A38

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Xochith Herrera
1080 Columbus ave
Chico, CA 95926
Phone: (530)8289293
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jayson Nissen and Benjamin Van Dusen