Effects of Implementing Peer-Reviewed Video-Recorded Tasks

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Research Project: Effects of Implementing Peer-Reviewed Video-recorded Tasks Alvaro Serra LAS / Endicott College

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Index 1. Abstract
 ………………………………………………………………..  page
 3
  2. Background
 …………………………………………………………..  page
 3
  3. Importance
 of
 the
 study…………………………………………
 page
 4
  4. Literature
 review……………………………………………………page  6
  5. Statement
 of
 the
 issue…………………………………………….  page
 7
  6. Research
 question………………………………………………….  page
 7
  7. Research
 methodology……………………………………………page  8
  8. Procedures……………………………………………………………..page  9
  9. Calendar
 plan………………………………………………………..page  10
  10. Data
 collection
 and
 analysis…………………………………...page
 11
  11. Results………………………………………………………………..…page  11
  12. Extraneous
 influences………………………………………..…..page  13
  13. Conclusion……………………………….………………………..…..page  13
  14. Limitations
 of
 the
 study……………………………………….....page  14
  15. Extended
 investigation……………………………………….…..page  14
  16. Implications
 in
 teaching
 and
 research……………………..page
 15
  17. Appendix
 1…………………………………………………….…..…..page  16
  18. Appendix
 2…………………………………………………….…..…..page  20
  19. Appendix
 3…………………………………………………….…..…..page  21
  20. Appendix
 4…………………………………………………….…..…..page  22
  21. Appendix
 5…………………………………………………….…..…..page  24
  22. References……………………………………………………………..page  30
 

Serra, A./ ID# 280945

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Abstract A study researching differences in IB SL Mathematics students’ understanding of trigonometry was conducted in an international boarding school in Switzerland. The sample size was made up of 18 randomly selected students, divided into two groups. The intervention group integrated peer-reviewed video-recording activities in their lessons while the comparison did not. The research design was experimental and the researcher assumed the null hypothesis (no significant different outcome). Prior to the beginning of the implementation phase, a pre-test was undertaken, following a treatment phase where the innovative teaching practice was implemented. A post-test was carried out three weeks later. Data was statistically analyzed, including a T-test between the two columns of change percentages, which was applied in order to reject or confirm the null hypothesis. Qualitative results are also presented. Background Study Location The following study was conducted at LAS, a boarding private secondary school in Leysin, a small village with a medium-size ski resort in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. LAS follows the American Advanced Placement (AP) as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB). The student body is made up of approximately 350. Around 50% of LAS students join the school for just one year, as they want to have a short experience in a boarding school or travel around Europe.

Serra, A./ ID# 280945

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Student Demographics Participants in this research were students from two different groups of the same level (Pre-Calculus). They all attended three long 85-minute block-period lesson and nine 50-minute periods of Mathematics. They followed the exact same syllabus and were taught by the same teacher. The Researcher This study was carried out by a Mathematics teacher with eight years of experience in education, most of which working in international schools. Importance of the Study Reasons for Undertaking this Project The researcher attempts to improve students’ understanding of trigonometry by means of adding motivating, interesting and innovative pedagogical activities. This project intends to find out if...
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