Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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The Effectiveness of Different Levels of Activation in Higher Education
Paula Figas, Michael Sailer, Georg Hagel, Maximilian Sailer

Last modified: 09-07-2018

Abstract


Although there are several empirical studies about active learning in higher education, there are some open research questions. Especially, it appears to be relevant to find out what type of activity (active, interactive and constructive) has a positive effect on the learning result of participants in task-based activities. In order to answer this question an experimental study was conducted with students in German higher education (N=50). The results do not show a significant difference between active, interactive and constructive activities on learning performance in task-based learning. But all groups have benefited from the classroom activities according to the test results.

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