QUIZ NIGHT REVIEW SESSION - A FUN WAY TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT AND ENHANCE LEARNING IN LARGE CLASSES

Amy Butler, Narelle Hunter, Karen Burke Da Silva

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    Abstract

    Exam time is a stressful experience for university students, particularly for those in first year who may be yet to master revision
    strategies. Non-school leavers and those with limited science background find this time especially difficult since they have had
    fewer opportunities to develop this skill. With this in mind we have attempted to produce a revision activity that is appealing to
    students from a variety of backgrounds, engages students in a fun and novel way is relevant, non-compulsory and nonthreatening.
    Presented in a similar format to a ‘quiz night,’ students participate in biology-related activities to test their current
    understanding of topic content and highlight areas for further revision in time to aid students with their exam revision. Feedback
    from our students suggests that the session was helpful, with comments such as “It showed how little I know [but] we could talk
    to our friends and share ideas.” Students also found the session enjoyable and commented that it offered a “friendly
    atmosphere and different approach to revising.”
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2013
    EventAustralian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2013 - Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 19 Sep 201321 Sep 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2013
    Abbreviated titleACSME 2013
    CountryAustralia
    CityCanberra
    Period19/09/1321/09/13

    Keywords

    • revision
    • student engagement
    • studying in groups
    • quiz

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