What impact do student-led demonstrations versus teacher-led demonstrations have on the retention rate of AP biology students?

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Montana State University - Bozeman, Graduate School


In this investigation strategies were implemented with the purpose of improving student engagement and learning in the biology classroom. I investigated whether or not a student-led demonstration versus a teacher-led demonstration had an impact on the retention rate of AP biology students. A progressive Bloom's Taxonomy technique was used in accordance with a student-led demonstration. I believe that because of the student-led demonstrations and a progressive Bloom's Taxonomy technique, students reached a higher level of Bloom's Taxonomy, became self-sustained critical thinkers, and in turn supported their own higher level thinking. This led to an understanding of a topic and long term memory recognition. The participating student had a positive affect on him/herself, the teacher and also my colleagues.




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