This session will describe a project investigating allied health students' perceptions on the meaning and value of their learning experience in Human Anatomy and Physiology class (HAP). Many researchers indicate that emotional involvement leads to stronger learning (Stewart, 2007). Understanding how students feel about and evaluate their own learning, how much responsibility they take for their own learning, is crucial to teach more effectively and improve student learning. We administered the adapted Course Valuing Inventory (CVI) (Nehari, 1978) to evaluate cognitive-content, affective-personal and behavioral learning in students taking the HAP classes and correlated them with demographic factors, student academic achievement in class and their Approaches to Study Inventory (ASI). Session objectives include discussing the results of the study and the implications for teaching and learning in the allied health field. The audience will be invited to brainstorm the results of the study, reflect on possible teaching strategies and further avenues for research in this area. Attendees will learn about the CVI, ASI, and the relationship between these inventories and student performance.
Student Perceptions of Meaningful Learning in Human Anatomy and Physiology ClassesSoTL Commons Conference
TrackResearch Project / Assessment of Student Learning
Session FormatPresentation Session
Publication Type and Release OptionPresentation (Open Access)
Citation InformationDiana Sturges, Trent Maurer, and John Dobson, "Student Perceptions of Meaningful Learning in Human Anatomy and Physiology Classes " (March 9, 2012). SoTL Commons Conference. Paper 87. source:http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/sotlcommons/SoTL/2012/87