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ERIC Number: ED018212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 5
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A PROGRAMED LEARNING METHOD IN TEACHING THE USE OF "WEBSTER'S SEVENTH NEW COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY."
STOCKDALE, WILLIAM A.
A POST-TEST WAS USED TO COMPARE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TWO METHODS OF TEACHING THE USE OF "WEBSTER'S SEVENTH NEW COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY." STUDENTS IN ONE SECTION OF A READING AND VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT COURSE WERE GIVEN A PROGRAMED LEARNING SEQUENCE FOR STUDYING DICTIONARY USAGE AND WERE TOLD THAT THEY WOULD BE TESTED PERIODICALLY ON THE MATERIAL IN THE DICTIONARY'S EXPLANATORY NOTES AND ON THE PROGRAM CONTENT. IN ANOTHER SECTION STUDENTS WERE TOLD ABOUT THE TESTS, AND, ON THE DAY BEFORE THE TEST, THE INSTRUCTOR DISCUSSED THE MATERIAL TO BE COVERED IN THE EXAMINATION. IN FOUR OF THE 11 TESTS, SCORES OF THE EXPERIMENTAL (PROGRAMED) GROUP SIGNIFICANTLY EXCEEDED THOSE OF THE CONTROL (CONVENTIONAL) GROUP, WHILE THE CONVENTIONAL GROUPS DID BETTER ON ONE TEST AND NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES APPEARED ON THE OTHER SIX TESTS. ON THE BASIS OF THE RESULTS, PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION BECAME THE ACCEPTED MEDIUM FOR INSTRUCTION IN DICTIONARY USAGE IN THESE CLASSES. THIS DOCUMENT IS VOLUME 3, NUMBER 2 OF "THE GENERAL COLLEGE STUDIES," 1966-67. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.
Identifiers: MINNESOTA; Minnesota (Minneapolis)