active learning, learning preferences, health professions education, student experiences
Active teaching methods are believed to facilitate higher-order thinking skills and prepare allied health students for independent clinical decision-making. This quantitative, correlational study aimed to explain the relationships between student preferences for active over traditional methods and their beliefs, the frequency and positiveness of their experiences, and the extent of knowledge they have received regarding active and traditional teaching methods. Two hundred and thirty students completed a 53-item online survey. Students were enrolled in a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Masters in Speech-language Pathology, or Bachelor of Science Nursing program in one of seventeen participating institutions across a ten-state Midwest region. A combination of student knowledge, student beliefs, and positive student experiences with active over traditional methods predicted 72.5% (R2 = .725, p =
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Shilling, Tammy; Thayer, Jerome; Coria-Navia, Anneris; and Ferguson, Heather, "Student Preferences for Active Learning and Their Beliefs, Experiences, and Knowledge" (2023). Faculty Publications. 4697.
Open access article retrieved 8/28/23 from: https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/tlcsd/vol7/iss2/10/