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Evaluation of engagement in learning within active learning classrooms: Does novelty make a difference?

May Lim Sok Mui, Guiller Augustin Cea Carpio, Chee Ming Ong

Abstract


This cross-sectional study examines students’ and faculty members’ perceptions on their use of active learning classrooms in a university in Singapore. The study targets students (398) and faculty (6) who use active learning classrooms - Applied and Collaborative learning Environment (ACE) rooms. It investigated whether novelty to the learning environment plays a part in the perceptions and experiences of the rooms, through the Active Learning Classroom (ALC) Survey. Results reveal that effective utilisation, room/course fit, student-centred activities in the ACE room all play major roles in increasing student engagement and learning; yet no difference in the first-time or repeated student-users’ experience.


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ISSN: 21586195

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