2008 Other Teaching and Learning Results: Student-led Instruction
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In 2008, a set of items was added at the end of the main survey that asked faculty how much they emphasized student-led instruction in their selected course section. Across all disciplinary areas, 58% of faculty frequently allow students to identify course learning goals, 36% frequently assign team-based projects, 22% let students chose the course topic, and 15% allow students to determine the course’s activities and assignments. However, emphasis on student-led instruction varies across disciplinary contexts.
- Sixty-nine percent of faculty in Education report frequently (“Quite a bit” or “Very much”) allowing students to identify course learning goals whereas 50% of faculty teaching in Physical Science report doing so.
- Fifty-six percent of faculty teaching Business courses report using team-based assignments in their selected course section while only 27% of faculty in Arts and Humanities and Social Science do the same.
- Only a small percentage of Engineering and Physical Science faculty (9% and 12%, respectively) allow students to choose course topics in their selected courses sections.
- One in four faculty members teaching Education courses allow students to determine activities and assignments in their selected course sections while only 7% of faculty in Physical Sciences report doing so.