Improving Student’s Participation in the Classroom in Chemistry Freshman Students at Assosa University: An Experimental Action Research
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016, Pages: 5-10
Received: Jan. 14, 2016; Accepted: Feb. 1, 2016; Published: Jun. 23, 2016
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Yosef Kasa, Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Natural and Computational Science, Assosa University, Assosa, Ethiopia
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Abstract
There is no question that education plays a great role for all aspects of development. When we see the developed nations in the world; they have been developed not only they have excess natural resources and minerals, but also they have learnt how to use it and how to properly manage it. In other words, they have a great advancement in education. Numerous studies have been conducted on engaging students in classroom discussions. Here, previous research is pulled together to gain a comprehensive overview of the benefits of participation, logistical issues in participation, student confidence and personality traits in participation, the instructor’s influence on and suggestions for increasing participation. In case of our country, the government takes different measures to enhance the development; one is by education. But our education system faces different challenges. Among them is our students are not taking learning as their own responsibility rather they consider it as a fulfillment of having some kind of certificate. In short, they are not actively participating in the classroom. To conduct the study both interview and observation are used as a data gathering tools to collect information about the student’s participation in the classroom. Different action strategies were taken like, advice; changing the seating arrangement, reinforcement, etc…from this interventions used by observations there around on average 14 students participated per day which is seen to be a great change in participation that existed before. In general, the research indicates that there is a great change in the behavior of students to actively participate in the classroom.
Keywords
Classroom, Active Participation, Passive, Action Strategies
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Yosef Kasa, Improving Student’s Participation in the Classroom in Chemistry Freshman Students at Assosa University: An Experimental Action Research, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 5-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20160101.12
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