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Data and Code for: How often does active learning occur?

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset : observational data
Creator
  • Sheridan, Brandon (Elon University)
  • Smith, Ben (University of Nebraska-Omaha)
Publication Date
2020-09-14
Free Keywords
pedagogy; teaching methods
Description
  • Abstract

    Substantial evidence suggests active learning pedagogies are superior to lecturing, but little evidence exists on the prevalence of such methods. Watts and Schaur (2011) find, based on self-reported data, the median instructor lectures 83% of the time. We analyze audio recordings of 535 total classes from 30 different instructors to show instructors greatly underestimate how often they use passive learning pedagogies such as lecturing. Survey results show instructors estimate they lecture approximately 78.5% of class time; our data reveals the true average is 89%. This gap between perception and reality is statistically significant.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-01-01 / 2019-12-31
    Time Period: Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2019
  • 2018-01-01 / 2019-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2019
Sampled Universe
College instructors.
Availability
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This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Relations
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E120387V1
Publications
  • Sheridan, Brandon J., and Ben Smith. “How Often Does Active Learning Actually Occur? Perception versus Reality.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (May 2020): 304–8. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20201053.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20201053 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-09-14 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-09-14

Sheridan, Brandon; Smith, Ben (2020): Data and Code for: How often does active learning occur?. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E120387