Title

The Effect of Structure on Student performance and Engagement: Utilizing highly structured lesson plans and scaffolding in a high school US Government Class

Date

6-1-2017 6:45 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 7:45 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hays

Session Chair

Xiaopeng Gong

Session Title

MAT poster Sessions

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Xiaopeng Gong

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Structured lessons and scaffolding have been shown to improve student engagement and performance in primary schools, but research in the context of secondary school is lacking. In addition, classroom management is an important component of building a rigorous and effective learning environment. This project examined previous research studies for effective scaffolding, structure, and classroom management strategies, and involved designing a curriculum for implementing the strategies in a high school US Government course. Finally, the curriculum design was reviewed to determine its efficacy and areas to be improved. Findings of the project and implications to social studies teachers will be discussed.

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The Effect of Structure on Student performance and Engagement: Utilizing highly structured lesson plans and scaffolding in a high school US Government Class

WUC Pacific Room

Structured lessons and scaffolding have been shown to improve student engagement and performance in primary schools, but research in the context of secondary school is lacking. In addition, classroom management is an important component of building a rigorous and effective learning environment. This project examined previous research studies for effective scaffolding, structure, and classroom management strategies, and involved designing a curriculum for implementing the strategies in a high school US Government course. Finally, the curriculum design was reviewed to determine its efficacy and areas to be improved. Findings of the project and implications to social studies teachers will be discussed.