ERIC Number: ED045382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Effects of an Advance Organizer on Learning To Graphically Analyze Straight Line Kinematics by Classroom Instruction or Programed Instruction.
Townsend, Ronald Dee
Described is a study in which 137 undergraduate co-ed students were randomly assigned printed introductory material to the graphical analysis of straight line kinematics. One type of introduction was the traditional form and the other an advanced organizer. Students in three sections worked through printed programs and those in the other three sections received classroom instruction in their next section meeting. Both types of instruction concerned graphical analysis of straight line motion, which was tested in the next group meeting. There were no interactions between student scores on the Florida Twelfth-Grade Test and the type of introduction or instruction. There was a significant interaction between the introduction and mode of instruction, showing a positive effect of advanced organizer when programed instruction was used, but no effect with classroom instruction. This may have been due to the written nature of the program. Suggestions for further research are made. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, College Science, Doctoral Dissertations, Instruction, Learning, Physics, Programed Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.