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Active Learning and Globalization: Creating a Class and Assessing Student Learning
Unformatted Document Text:  Bromley Active Learning and Globalization comments on our papers on a PowerPoint.” Another commented that “PowerPoints on writing” was one of the best ways the course helped improve her writing. However, several students reported “PowerPoints” to be among the “least successful” activities of the course. Large group discussions were students’ most preferred learning technique. We engaged in guided large group discussions many times throughout the course, covering both globalization and writing topics. Students’ average score was 4.02 on the same 5 point scale, indicating that most students agreed that large group discussions enhanced their learning. I had the impression that students enjoyed the large group discussions, so I was surprised that students had very different opinions about the effectiveness of large group discussions. Many students reported that the class had “great discussions.” One student noted that “I really enjoyed the discussions that we have. I’m a very discussion style learner. I find that I develop my own ideas more when I discuss them with others and hear their points of view.” Another reported that “the discussions are always very dynamic and engaging. I feel like we never miss anything, we look at the issues from all points of view.” Another noted that “discussion” was her favorite course activity and explained that “I think a lot more when the conversation is engaging.” But many other students did not enjoy large group discussions. One noted that “just discussing articles gets extremely boring.” Others wanted more “structure” and “guidance.” If I had just depended on my impressions, I might not have known that students had such divided opinions about the merits of group discussion. After large group discussions, small group work was students’ favorite course activity. I used small groups to address both globalization and writing topics. 11

Authors: Bromley, Pamela.
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Bromley
Active Learning and Globalization
comments on our papers on a PowerPoint.” Another commented that “PowerPoints
on writing” was one of the best ways the course helped improve her writing.
However, several students reported “PowerPoints” to be among the “least
successful” activities of the course.
Large group discussions were students’ most preferred learning technique.
We engaged in guided large group discussions many times throughout the course,
covering both globalization and writing topics. Students’ average score was 4.02 on
the same 5 point scale, indicating that most students agreed that large group
discussions enhanced their learning. I had the impression that students enjoyed the
large group discussions, so I was surprised that students had very different
opinions about the effectiveness of large group discussions. Many students reported
that the class had “great discussions.” One student noted that “I really enjoyed the
discussions that we have. I’m a very discussion style learner. I find that I develop
my own ideas more when I discuss them with others and hear their points of view.”
Another reported that “the discussions are always very dynamic and engaging. I
feel like we never miss anything, we look at the issues from all points of view.”
Another noted that “discussion” was her favorite course activity and explained that
“I think a lot more when the conversation is engaging.” But many other students
did not enjoy large group discussions. One noted that “just discussing articles gets
extremely boring.” Others wanted more “structure” and “guidance.” If I had just
depended on my impressions, I might not have known that students had such
divided opinions about the merits of group discussion.
After large group discussions, small group work was students’ favorite course
activity. I used small groups to address both globalization and writing topics.
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