ERIC Number: ED022370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Programed Instruction in an Art Gallery. Report Number 27.
Diamond, Robert M.
An experimental program was undertaken to find a means of facilitating the teaching of art to large numbers of students in a Humanities course at the University of Miami. Original paintings were available for study in the University art gallery, but there was insufficient room for large classes in the gallery and a specialist teacher was not available. A specialist helped to prepare a programed booklet containing a branching program on a unit in Renaissance Art. This booklet was related to numbered paintings in the gallery. The objectives were limited to allow completion of the program in 30 minutes, and were identified as 1) determining which of any two paintings was painted later in time, and 2) identifying the shape of a painting. Pre- and post-testing of 31 freshmen students in an experimental group showed that the objectives were met. Questionnaires administered to the experimental group and to a larger group of students, who later completed the program, demonstrated that students were motivated by the program. It was concluded that use of programed instruction in conjunction with an art gallery provided a highly desirable instructional tool when used with television or film demonstrations of technique, and with small discussion seminars. Test and questionnaire results, and samples of students' comments are included in the text. Appendices give program samples, and the pre- and post-test. (PM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Attitudes, College Freshmen, Experimental Groups, Experimental Programs, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Design, Material Development, Pretests Posttests, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Programed Instruction, Questionnaires, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Advancement of Education, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Univ. Coll.