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ERIC Number: ED003541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Dec-27
Pages: 85
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TESTING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TWO-PURPOSE TELEVISION PROGRAMS IN CONTRIBUTING TO BOTH TEACHER AND PUPIL LEARNING (ELEMENTARY SCIENCE).
EVANS, LEWIS O.; FRAZIER, ALEXANDER
A SERIES OF TELECASTS WAS DESIGNED TO EDUCATE TEACHERS FOR BETTER SCIENCE TEACHING, AND TO STIMULATE GREATER PUPIL INTEREST IN SCIENCE. CONSULTATIONS WITH ADVISORS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION, TELEVISION, AND PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERVISORS DEVELOPED PROJECT PLANS FOR 10 HALF-HOUR TELECASTS IN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE TO BE PRESENTED BIWEEKLY DURING THE SCHOOL DAY TO THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE CLASSES. PLANS CALLED FOR PROGRAMS TO (1) CONTAIN SUBJECT MATTER TO BE SELECTED IN PART BY THE TEACHERS AND BE CONSISTENT WITH CURRENT STUDY COURSES, (2) EMPHASIZE WAYS OF LEARNING (EXPERIMENTATION, OBSERVATION, ETC.), (3) BE PLANNED AROUND A TOPIC USING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS TO STIMULATE SIMPLE EXPERIMENTATION, (4) EMPHASIZE CONCEPT FORMATION, AND (5) LEAD TO ADDITIONAL CHILD LEARNING EXPERIENCES. SUPPLEMENTARY TEACHER GUIDANCE MATERIALS WERE PROVIDED. EVALUATION PROCEDURES INCLUDED CLASSROOM OBSERVATION, A TEACHER ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRE, TEACHER INTERVIEWS, AND STANDARDIZED TESTS IN SCIENCE FOR THE PUPILS. CHECKLISTS OF BEHAVIORS IN SCIENCE WERE USED TO EVALUATE NOTICEABLE CHILD ATTITUDE CHANGES. TEACHER EVALUATIONS INDICATED TEACHERS (1) WERE MOTIVATED TOWARD BETTER SCIENCE TEACHING, (2) FOUND SPECIFIC WAYS TO IMPROVE TEACHING, (3) BENEFITED FROM THE TEACHERS' GUIDE BOOK, (4) THOUGHT EXTENSION OF TELEVISED LESSONS TO OTHER AREAS WOULD BE VALUABLE, AND (5) BELIEVED CHILDREN GAINED BOTH IN INTEREST AND KNOWLEDGE OF SCIENCE. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS; OHIO