Mann Sandi & Robinson Andrew (2009). Â« Boredom in the lecture theatre: an investigation into the contributors, moderators and outcomes of boredom amongst university students Â». British Educational Research Journal, vol. 35, nÂ° 2, avril, p. 243–258. En ligne : <http://ejournals.ebsco. ... ContributionID=18244350>.
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BibTeX citation key: Mann2009
|Categories: Apprentissages et psychologie
Keywords: climat de la classe, comportement, Ă©ducation prioritaire, enseignement supĂ©rieur, Ă©tudiant, motivation
Creators: Mann, Robinson
Collection: British Educational Research Journal
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Student boredom within the school system has been widely studied and shown to be linked to various negative consequences such as diminished academic achievement, school dissatisfaction and truancy. However, little attention has been given to the issue of boredom within higher education and the current study aims to redress this balance. Two hundred and eleven university students completed questionnaires aimed at assessing contributors, moderators and consequences of their boredom. Results reveal that 59% of students find their lectures boring half the time and 30% find most or all of their lectures to be boring. The consequences of being bored included students missing future lectures and there was also a significant association between level of boredom and grade point average. The most important teaching factor contributing to student boredom is the use of PowerPoint slides, whilst the personality trait Boredom Proneness was the most important factor moderating the experience of boredom. Implications for future research and for teaching staff are outlined.
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