ERIC Number: ED026265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
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An Experimental Study of the Effects of Different Combinations of Television Presentations and Classroom Teacher Follow-up on the Achievement and Interest in Science of Fifth Graders.
Skinner, Ray, Jr.
Four combinations of two types of television lessons and two methods of classroom teacher follow-up were studied in order to identify how combinations of treatment affected pupil achievement and interest in science and how television instruction motivated learning in elementary schools. Pupils who were presented with unanswered questions designed to arouse curiosity and interest in science regardless of type of teacher follow-up, achieved significantly higher results on tests than pupils who viewed the same substantive material, presented in a direct expository manner giving explanations of phenomena. This involving 888 pupils indicated that television lessons and teacher follow up, supported by teacher previews of lessons in advance and teacher guides, constituted an effective approach to teaching elementary school science. Pupil interest in viewing the lessons and participating in the follow-up remained high over the experimental period. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Audiovisual Aids, Comparative Analysis, Deduction, Earth Science, Educational Media, Educational Television, Elementary School Science, Grade 5, Induction, Inquiry, Instruction, Instructional Materials, Motivation, Science Interests, Student Interests, Teaching Methods
University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-9429, Microfilm $3.00, Xerography $8.20).
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Athens.
Identifiers: Department of Health Education and Welfare; Office of Education