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Student Preferences for First Day of Class Activities
Teaching of Psychology
  • Amber M. Henslee, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Danny R. Burgess
  • William F. Buskist
Abstract

College students completed a 29-item survey containing items covering first day of class activities. We found students preferred to obtain information regarding the class structure and required coursework rather than learn personal information about the instructor or their peers on the first day. We also found that students do not universally believe that first-day activities set the tone for the remainder of the course. We discuss these results in terms of developing effective strategies in planning for, and teaching on, the first day of class.

Department(s)
Psychological Science
Document Type
Article - Journal
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Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
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© 2006 SAGE Publications Inc., All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2006
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Citation Information
Amber M. Henslee, Danny R. Burgess and William F. Buskist. "Student Preferences for First Day of Class Activities" Teaching of Psychology Vol. 33 Iss. 3 (2006) p. 189 - 191 ISSN: 986283
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amber-henslee/12/