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ERIC Number: ED020680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 209
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Reference Count: 0
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PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION AND THE DEMONSTRATION METHOD OF TEACHING AT THE JUNIOR HIGH LEVEL. FINAL REPORT.
CLAWSON, BARBARA; SHOFFNER, SARAH M.
A SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM ON SEWING WAS DEVELOPED AND COMPARED WITH THE TRADITIONAL LABORATORY-DEMONSTRATION METHOD OF TEACHING. THE PROGRAM COMPRISED SECTIONS ON SEWING MACHINES, PATTERNS, AND BLOUSE CONSTRUCTION, AND WAS INTENDED TO ACHIEVE PERFORMANCE OF LABORATORY TASKS, UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESSES INVOLVED, AND PREPARATION FOR TRANSFER OF LEARNING TO A NEW TASK. VISUAL AND TACTILE AIDS WERE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM, AS WELL AS INSTRUCTIONS AT CERTAIN POINTS FOR THE STUDENT TO ASK THE TEACHER TO CHECK HIS WORK. FIFTY-SEVEN STUDENTS USED THE PROGRAM IN THE FIELD STUDY, AND THEIR PERFORMANCE ON FIVE NORM-REFERENCED TESTS WAS SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN THAT OF CONVENTIONALLY TAUGHT STUDENTS. EVALUATIVE DEVICES USED WERE A ONE HOUR PERFORMANCE TEST, A THREE HOUR PERFORMANCE TEST OF ABILITY TO TRANSFER LEARNING, A RECALL TEST, A TEST FOR APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES, AND A RATING OF THE BLOUSES CONSTRUCTED. FOLLOWING THE FIELD EXPERIMENT, WHICH INVOLVED SPLIT CLASSES, THE PROGRAM WAS REVISED AND TESTED FOR EFFECTIVENESS IN A NORMAL CLASSROOM OF 35 STUDENTS. PERFORMANCE WAS SUPERIOR TO THAT OF STUDENTS IN TEACHER-TAUGHT SECTIONS OF THE FIELD EXPERIMENT. RESULTS OF THE STUDY INDICATED THAT LEARNING FROM SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS IS NOT CONFINED TO RECALL OF SPECIFIC RESPONSES, AND THAT PROGRAMS CAN TEACH MOTOR SKILLS. APPENDICES INCLUDE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES, SAMPLE FRAMES, A DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF PANELS AND EXHIBITS IN THE PROGRAM, AND THE EVALUATIVE DEVICES USED. (BB)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro.
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