Engaging Students to Think Critically in a Large History Class

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:32am

We are very proud to announce that our very own Professor Mairi Cowan is the lead author of a new study entitled: "Engaging Students to Think Critically in a Large History Class." 

Brief Overview:

Online quizzes and clickers are just some of the technologies being introduced into large university classes to improve student engagement. While these tools have shown promise in studies of science, technology, engineering and math, less is known about their effectiveness in the humanities. A new study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) finds that using clickers and online quizzes did help students in a large history class develop critical thinking skills, but these tools were not significantly more effective than conventional teaching strategies.

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