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Peer to peer synchronous interaction and student engagement: a perspective of postgraduate management students in a developing country
Siddiqui, N and Miah, K and Ahmad, A, Peer to peer synchronous interaction and student engagement: a perspective of postgraduate management students in a developing country, American Journal of Educational Research, 7, (7) pp. 491-498. ISSN 2327-6126 (2019) [Refereed Article]
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between synchronous peer to peer interaction (PPSI) and student engagement in postgraduate management units in Bangladesh. Understanding of this association focused on outcomes of engagement with learning materials and workplace relevant learning. This study utilized an interventional and convergent parallel mixed methods research design. A PPSI intervention, involving teamwork of five students from working and non-working status, was applied on 80 students in two different management units. The intervention was followed by a survey on studentís perception of the association between PPSI and student engagement, which received 80% response rate. Content analysis was applied to the qualitative survey data while quantitative data were analyzed with SPSS software. Participant profile were 60% female, 95% below the age of 30 and 71% having work experience. The study found a significant positive association (r =.53) between PPSI and student engagement in postgraduate management study in Bangladesh. Peer to peer interaction helped students to collect different viewpoints, engage with learning material and practice workplace relevant skills. However, success of PPSI is influenced by factors such as task design, studentís attitude toward teamwork and ease of use of technology. This study is first of its kind to explore the in-depth relationship between PPSI and student engagement in an education setting in a developing country. It could open avenues for further research on designing and implementation of PPSI for student centered and work relevant learning, across developed and developing countries.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||peer to peer, synchronous interaction, student engagement, workplace relevant learning, engagement with learning materials|
|Research Group:||Curriculum and pedagogy|
|Research Field:||Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy|
|Objective Division:||Education and Training|
|Objective Group:||Teaching and curriculum|
|UTAS Author:||Siddiqui, N (Dr Nazlee Siddiqui)|
|Deposited By:||Australian Institute of Health Service Management|
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