ERIC Number: ED031402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Effectiveness of Selected Films on Learning Biological Concepts by High School Students.
Philipson, Willard Dale
Determined were the effects of educational motion pictures on the learning of biological concepts in a tenth grade biology course. Randomly assigned to sections were 173 students. One section was randomly drawn as the control group; the remaining sections were assigned as experimental groups. The experimental groups were shown films correlated on the AIBS test form and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development: Natural Sciences Battery. Found were that (1) the experimental groups achieved significantly better than the control on the AIBS test form, and (2) that no significant differences existed between the two groups in learning biological concepts as measured by the ITED: General Background in the Natural Sciences and Interpretation in the Natural Sciences. Data are also provided on an honors section (16 students) which was also carried in the experiment, but was not considered part of the sample. (RS)
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Teaching, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Media, Films, Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.