Engagement Insights: Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Education
INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM PRACTICES LINKED TO HIGHER-ORDER LEARNING AND GREATER GAINS DURING COLLEGE, SURVEY FINDS
"My experience here has allowed me to get outside of my White, rural, middle class upbringing to give me the chance to become more worldly, even if I am commuting just 10 minutes from home. Through the experience of taking classes with those from such different backgrounds and thoughts, I have been able to become a better version of myself that strives for respect, love, and honor."
FIRST-YEAR STUDENT, ENGLISH, MIAMI UNIVERSITY MIDDLETOWN
Students in courses with more inclusive practices reported greater learning and engagement, according to new survey results released by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). About 3 in 5 college students said their courses emphasized sharing their own perspectives and experiences or respecting the expression of diverse ideas, while only half said their courses emphasized learning about other cultures or discussing issues of equity or privilege. Students in courses with more inclusive classroom practices reported greater emphasis on higher-order learning, engaged more in reflective and integrative learning, perceived greater institutional contributions to their learning
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