At the end of this document, you will find a list of references to be used in this assignment. We have also provided some guiding questions to help you focus your reading of these articles in a manner conducive to writing the Introduction section of your lab report. I will run informal Blackboard sessions throughout the trimester to discuss these readings in more detail, and to help you hone your lab writing skills. Dates to be advised.
SYNTAX FOR YOUR ANALYSES MUST BE PROVIDED WITH YOUR SUBMISSION. Syntax can be submitted as an appendix to your lab report, or as a separate file (either is fine). The format of the syntax can be a .sps, or you can copy-paste the syntax into a .dox OR .pdf. The purpose of this is so we can see which analyses you have run in SPSS, and if the analyses match the results.
Teachers should be constantly updating to find the best ways to improve students learning, finding alternate ways to present information, or take advantage of psychological principles to ensure the best academic outcomes for students. Research in the area of educational psychology is focussed not only on understanding the things that will make it easier for students to do well, but also the things that may make it harder. As might be expected, some factors involved in performance are going to relate to the learners themselves (many of these malleable factors things we might be able to change) and others will be a function of the teaching methods employed. Your research here will focus on a handful of these factors to help inform best teaching practices.
Your lab report should address the following questions:
Is there a difference between traditional learning, double learning, and test-based learning approaches in student grades?
Does students self-efficacy and test anxiety predict their final grades?