Can Innovative Teaching Really Improve Students’ Learning Effectiveness?
Today’s various teaching models featuring innovation all aim to stimulate students’ learning motivation and improve learning effectiveness with innovative approaches. Innovative teaching requires an integration of various curriculum designs different from traditional model, catering to the content taught in class, and the ultimate goal is to restore students’ learning effectiveness. Therefore, this study attempts to use two compulsory courses taught by the author for two consecutive academic years as an example. In the first year, both courses were taught according to traditional models. In the second academic year, with the author’s self-reflection, various innovative elements were planned and integrated in each course. The study also took into account the scores of quantitative teaching evaluations at the end of semesters and qualitative materials such as course feedback and interviews provided by students during the semesters to comprehensively investigate the effectiveness of innovative teaching. The results show evaluation scores of the innovative teaching model are significantly higher than traditional model. The same results are also evident in items related to students’ learning motivation and effectiveness. Students also think the innovative teaching model can not only boost learning motivation but also greatly mitigate the gap between learning and usage and cultivate soft power.
|關鍵詞||軟實力、創新教學、學用合一、學習成效、學習動機、soft power、innovative teaching、education and practice match、learning effectiveness、learning motivation|