ERIC Number: ED029796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluative Investigation of Silent Loop Films in the Teaching of Anatomy, Final Report.
Welser, John R.
Investigated were (1) the acceptance and effectiveness of silent film loops as a teaching and review aid, (2) the possible substitution of loop films for prosected and/or fresh dissection materials, and (3) the comparative costs of loop films used in the presentation of five units of a gross anatomy course and six units of an applied anatomy course. The students in each of the two classes were divided into three randomly selected groups. Differences between the treatment groups were evaluated utilizing objective tests, student opinion questionnaires, time records, instructional costs, and loop film production costs. Results for the anatomy units indicated (1) there were no significant difference apparent between treatment groups immediately following the presentation of a subject unit, (2) the addition of film loops to a method of presentation appeared to aid retention, (3) a savings of time was apparent for the treatment group having loops as their guide in a technique-oriented exercise, (4) students liked the loops as aid but had doubts about their effectiveness as a primary means of instruction, (5) there were no significant differences in achievement as a result of the different procedures, (6) students preferred the film loops for review over active dissection or viewing the prosected cadavers. (RS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.