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ERIC Number: ED013341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 112
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Reference Count: 0
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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TEACHING. NEW DIMENSIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, NUMBER 16.
MCKEACHIE, WILBERT J.
RESEARCH ON TEACHING METHODS WAS REVIEWED TO DETERMINE WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT ACHIEVING EFFECTIVE TEACHING. EMPHASIS WAS PLACED ON EMPIRICAL RESEARCH, BOTH HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY, RATHER THAN THEORETICAL INNOVATIONS. DISCUSSIONS WERE PRESENTED ON (1) COURSE CONTENT AND CLASS SIZE, (2) TRADITIONAL TEACHING METHODS OF LECTURE AND DISCUSSION EMPHASIZING STUDENT-CENTERED DISCUSSIONS AND INSTRUCTORLESS STUDENT DISCUSSION GROUPS, AND (3) NEW TEACHING METHODS (EXPERIMENTAL LEARNING, PROGRAMED LEARNING, INDEPENDENT STUDY, LABORATORY METHODS, AND AUDIOVISUAL AIDS). CONCLUSIONS INDICATED THAT THERE WAS NO ONE BEST METHOD FOR ALL GOALS, STUDENTS, OR TEACHERS, BUT THAT THE BEST METHOD IS A FUNCTION OF EACH OF THESE. INDICATIONS WERE ALSO MADE THAT THERE HAS BEEN CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT IN THE MAJOR AREAS REVIEWED. AN IMPLICATION OF THESE FINDINGS INDICATED THAT ONE SHOULD EXPECT TO FIND A VARIETY OF TEACHING METHODS AND THAT TEACHERS SHOULD DEVELOP A VARIETY OF SKILLS. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC.
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