Teaching and Learning Ethics Using an Audience Response System: Experiences From a Planning Perspective

Deborah Peel, Heather Browne, K McCartan

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Live lectures are some of the most common learning experience for students, yet may be alienating and unequal learning spaces for students. This paper reports the literature review and preliminary experiences of a project, Audience Response Systems ENhancing interAction in Lectures (ARSENAL), which sought to increase lecturer-student dialogue and input into a module. The project investigated the specific use of TurningPoint for Level 5 students of planning and property development. The methodological approach taken was action research, building on the notion of the value of critical reflection for continuous professional development (Biggs, 1999). The paper details the innovation, assesses the use of the technology, and suggests ways in which audience response systems might help make the live lecture learning environment more inclusive and interactive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-37
JournalCEBE Transactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


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