Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, International Conference on (2004)
Jan. 29, 2004 to Jan. 30, 2004
Yasuko Namatame , Hiroshima International University
Abstract? The lessons of programming are made into the special foundation subjects at the curriculum of the faculty of information system. However, it is difficult for the current students to attain study targets in a standard classroom lecture. Then, we would propose adopting the group study method in a part of simultaneous lesson. One group is composed of several students. And each student in a group teaches each other. Especially students evaluate flow charts mutually, which is called peer review. As a result of carrying out factor analysis of students' questionnaire after group study, the following three factors were extracted. The 1st factor is the effect of group study. The 2nd factor is the benefits of reviewers. The 3rd factor is the effect of a review. Furthermore, students were divided into the high-achieving group and the poor-achieving group, and t-test of average of factor scores of both groups was performed. The average of each factor score of the 1st factor and the 3rd factor was intentionally high the poor-achieving group. The group study accompanied by a peer review is useful in order to make the study target of a simultaneous lesson attain. Students wish to carry out the group study once for every five simultaneous lessons. This frequency of group study also fits a curriculum.
simultaneous lesson, programming, group study, peer review, flow chart
Y. Namatame, "Evaluation of the Group Study Using Peer Review in the Lesson of Programming," Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, International Conference on(C5), Kyoto, Japan, 2004, pp. 190.