Login or register for free to remove ads.
You are here:

Students Teach Students: Alternative Teaching in Greek Secondary Education ARTICLE

, ,

Education and Information Technologies Volume 21, Number 2, ISSN 1360-2357

Abstract

The students of a Greek junior high school collaborated to prepare the teaching material of a theoretical Computer Science (CS) course and then shared their understanding with other students. This study investigates two alternative teaching methods (collaborative learning and peer tutoring) and compares the learning results to the traditional learning context. A test was used to measure all participating students' learning results and a questionnaire was distributed to record participant student attitudes towards the alternative teaching conditions. The questionnaire was designed to evaluate each aspect in terms of perceived knowledge, experience, satisfaction, diversity, oddness and interest. The analysis explores potential differences of students' learning results between alternative and traditional teaching and also differences in the two aspects in relation to students' preferences. Results provide evidence that active-learning methods can promote positive attitudinal shifts and improve skills in creativity, teamwork, collaboration and communication. Students perceived higher levels of learning than with traditional teaching. Finally in terms of students' preferences, the majority wanted to have more courses taught with active-learning methods.

Citation

Theodoropoulos, A., Antoniou, A. & Lepouras, G. (2016). Students Teach Students: Alternative Teaching in Greek Secondary Education. Education and Information Technologies, 21(2), 373-399. Retrieved October 19, 2017 from .

This record was imported from ERIC on February 24, 2017. [Original Record]

ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Copyright for this record is held by the content creator. For more details see ERIC's copyright policy.

Keywords