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An analysis of student engagement when taught in classes of different sizes in rural, regional and metropolitan campuses of an Australian university

McElvaney, E. J., Morris, L., Arambewela, R. and Wood, G. 2012, An analysis of student engagement when taught in classes of different sizes in rural, regional and metropolitan campuses of an Australian university, International review of business research papers, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 30-42.

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Title An analysis of student engagement when taught in classes of different sizes in rural, regional and metropolitan campuses of an Australian university
Author(s) McElvaney, E. J.
Morris, L.
Arambewela, R.
Wood, G.
Journal name International review of business research papers
Volume number 8
Issue number 4
Start page 30
End page 42
Total pages 13
Publisher World Business Institute
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2012-05-04
ISSN 1837-5685
1832-9543
Keyword(s) class size
student engagement
student performance
learning environment
Victorian ENTER scores
Summary This study investigates the impact of class size on student engagement and student performance. It is based on an analysis of student university enter scores, student grades and student evaluations in metropolitan, regional and rural campuses of an Australian universityduring trimester 1 of years 2008, 9 & 10. Past literature appears to support the predominant influence of the class size effect on learning, though some findings are mixed and inconclusive. Contrary to the accepted view that higher entry level scores result in higher grades and, conversely, lower entry level scores result in lower grades, the findings suggest that factorsother than entry level scores, contribute to student outcomes and student engagement. The study reveals that student satisfaction of teaching quality is higher in the rural and regional campuses where the cohorts are smaller than at the metropolitan campus. This may be an indication that class size seems to have a predominant influence on student engagement and learning outcomes.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, World Business Institute, Australia
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045993

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