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Promotion of Students Participation and Academic Achievement in Large Classes: An Action Research Report

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  • Source:
    International Journal of Instruction, v12 n2 p369-382 Apr 2019. 14 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1210993
      International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail: iji@ogu.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.e-iji.net
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1694-609X
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Businesses and employers look for graduates who could collaborate and work effectively in team projects. Consequently, it is important to introduce, train and develop collaborative skills in students at different levels to prepare them to meet the labour market needs. This action research introduced group activity in finance course to improve the students' participation and their academic achievement through group activities. The results of observation indicated that the students' participation increased with group activity strategy. The increased students' participation had an impact on their academic achievement. The empirical results clearly indicated that the average scores of students had increased from 2.75 to 7.24 after the introduction of group activities. The students also well perceived the group activity strategy as they found it interesting and useful and it had changed the way they learned the course. The empirical results of Factor analysis identified the core factor that influenced student's participation through group activities was greatly influenced by the peers included in each group. In a nutshell, group activity strategy has proved effective and successful in promoting student participation and academic achievement in large classes.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      -1
    • Physical Description:
      14
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      JAN2020
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1210993
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KUMARASWAMY, S. Promotion of Students Participation and Academic Achievement in Large Classes: An Action Research Report. International Journal of Instruction, [s. l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 369–382, 2019. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1210993&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kumaraswamy S. Promotion of Students Participation and Academic Achievement in Large Classes: An Action Research Report. International Journal of Instruction. 2019;12(2):369-382. Accessed August 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1210993&custid=s8280428
    • APA:
      Kumaraswamy, S. (2019). Promotion of Students Participation and Academic Achievement in Large Classes: An Action Research Report. International Journal of Instruction, 12(2), 369–382.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kumaraswamy, Sumathi. 2019. “Promotion of Students Participation and Academic Achievement in Large Classes: An Action Research Report.” International Journal of Instruction 12 (2): 369–82. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1210993&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Kumaraswamy, S. (2019) ‘Promotion of Students Participation and Academic Achievement in Large Classes: An Action Research Report’, International Journal of Instruction, 12(2), pp. 369–382. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1210993&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kumaraswamy, S 2019, ‘Promotion of Students Participation and Academic Achievement in Large Classes: An Action Research Report’, International Journal of Instruction, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 369–382, viewed 14 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Kumaraswamy, Sumathi. “Promotion of Students Participation and Academic Achievement in Large Classes: An Action Research Report.” International Journal of Instruction, vol. 12, no. 2, Apr. 2019, pp. 369–382. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1210993&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kumaraswamy, Sumathi. “Promotion of Students Participation and Academic Achievement in Large Classes: An Action Research Report.” International Journal of Instruction 12, no. 2 (April 1, 2019): 369–82. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1210993&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kumaraswamy S. Promotion of Students Participation and Academic Achievement in Large Classes: An Action Research Report. International Journal of Instruction [Internet]. 2019 Apr 1 [cited 2020 Aug 14];12(2):369–82. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1210993&custid=s8280428