CONSENSUS-BASED EDUCATION: ITS EFFECT ON COLLEGE STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN BIOENERGETICS AS MODERATED BY GENDER AND LEARNING STYLES

TitleCONSENSUS-BASED EDUCATION: ITS EFFECT ON COLLEGE STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN BIOENERGETICS AS MODERATED BY GENDER AND LEARNING STYLES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsFetalvero, EG
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume16
Issue4
Start Page533-548
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedAugust/2017
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordsachievement in bioenergetics, consensus-based education, educational decision-making, gender effect, learning style effect
Abstract

Involving students in making an educational decision is claimed to produce better outcomes. The effect of consensus-based education (CBE) on achievement in bioenergetics as moderated by gender and learning styles was determined. Two undergraduate biology classes were compared employing the quasi-experimental design, one using CBE and the other taught the conventional way. The Biology Achievement Test (BAT) was the main data collection tool used, supplemented with questionnaires, learning style inventory, videos, journal, and informal interviews. ANCOVA tested the effect of educational approach and the moderating effects of gender and learning styles while t-test compared the BAT scores between the groups. Results show that CBE can be a feasible alternative approach to teaching biology as it fairly addresses issues on gender and learning styles. It has also helped students develop their reasoning skills and improve their appreciation of democratic practices in the classroom.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/987-1503905085.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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