A NEW COMPOSITE LEARNING AND TEACHING METHOD TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS FOR THE ACADEMICALLY UNSUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

Cigdem Berdi GOKHAN

Abstract


This article is about adult students’ learning of  Interior Architecture design course and efficacy and efficiency of new method of instructional design experience employed in 2011-2012 spring semester.  A student group of 14 whom were all consist of irregular students, who at least once experienced unsuccessfulness in their university education. The aim of the instructional design was to achieve CC average grade for the class, which was expected to encourage students for their further studies with confidence moreover would demonstrate the success of the experience. Instructional design consisted of two main methods, personal SWOT analysis with in depth interviews and unprofessional  counselling, and as education style Constructionists’ approach of self improvement and development within Active Learning environment. 2,15 pt out of 4 point grading system demonstrated the success besides where students’ assessments averaging 4,4 out of 5 likert scale reinforced the results and students’ approval of the new instructional design implemented.

Keywords: Active learning and constructivism, Unsuccessful Students; Personal SWOT Analysis, Instructional Design for Design Courses


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