|Published online: November 7, 2014||$US5.00|
This study analyzed factors that influence classroom interaction based on 320 class observations at a large U.S. Midwestern undergraduate college. Regression analysis of class, student, and instructor characteristics indicated these factors were weak in explaining interaction quality. But class characteristics and interaction quality are important for explaining interaction quantity. An analysis of causes and conditions of observed interactions suggests that aspects such as an instructor's skills, teaching tools, style, method, class topics, student interest, motivation, and other features are most valuable in explaining both interaction quality and quantity.
|Keywords:||Qualitative and Quantitative Classroom Interaction, Characteristics of Students, Instructors, Teaching|
International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, Volume 20, Issue 4, November 2014, pp.13-34. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: November 7, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 717.205KB)).
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, USA