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The impact of performance skills on students’ attitudes towards the learning experience in higher education

Hains-Wesson, 2011, The impact of performance skills on students’ attitudes towards the learning experience in higher education, Issues in educational research, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 22-41.

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Title The impact of performance skills on students’ attitudes towards the learning experience in higher education
Author(s) Hains-Wesson,
Journal name Issues in educational research
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Start page 22
End page 41
Total pages 20
Publisher Western Australia Issues in Educational Research
Place of publication Perth W.A.
Publication date 2011-03-04
ISSN 0313-7155
1837-6290
Keyword(s) performance techniques
pre-recorded lectures
face-to-face learning
Summary One way to assist in transforming a lecture experience into an occasion that can attract and engage students is via the use of performance techniques. Investigating the impact of certain types of performance skills on students' attitudes towards the learning experience can help better understand the relevance of such techniques in face to face and online learning experiences. This paper outlines a project which: i) surveyed students about their attitudes towards face to face and online recorded lectures, ii) surveyed students about their attitudes towards performance techniques, in particular, spatial awareness, vocalisation, eye contact and passion, iii) interviewed lecturers about the potential benefits of performance techniques to student learning in the lecture theatre, and iv) investigated which factors most affected a teacher's decision to incorporate performance techniques in the lecture theatre. The results suggest that students and lecturers value face to face delivery of content, recognising the benefit of performance techniques in the lecture theatre. Recommendations are made regarding ways to encourage a wider use and evaluation of performance techniques in teaching and learning at the university level.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052928

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