The Framework Model for the Implementation of Collaborative and Interactive Learning in the University Classroom
Keywords:University Classroom, Collaborative and interactive learning, Instructional technology, Equipment, Learning styles, Physical set up, Learning outcome, Students, Environment.
AbstractToday, colleges and universities recognize that, to employ and retain good students and highest level of academic Â staffing for the best student comprehension, the provision of contemporary and highly equipped instructional facilities is essential. This paper discusses the impact of the indoor environmental quality; the instructional technology; the physical set up of the university classroom; and the emerging teaching/learning pedagogies on students' performance. It is established that, these four factors have a significant effects on student learning outcome. The study also presents a comprehensive and critical review of literature on the nature of the university classroom for collaboraive and interactive learning, with the aim of providing an enabling environment of higher learning in the universities. The research suggests that improving the three influential components i.e. the indoor environmental quality, the instructional technology and the physical set up will help in enhancing student performance and productivity. The study concluded by establishing a systematic framework model for the implementation of the collaboraive and interactive learning in the university classroom.
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