ERIC Number: ED047508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Silent Single Concept Loop Films to Facilitate the Acquisition of Occupational Skills.
Sommer, Seymour A.
Would use of silent concept loop films (SSCLF) facilitate the acquisition of manipulative occupational skills for nonacademic students? What is the effect of SSCLF on the teaching-learning climate? An experiment was undertaken to find answers to these questions. The design used was the Post-test Only Group Design No. 6. The subjects were a sample of 42 vocational school-bound eighth and ninth grade students drawn from the population of students in five junior high schools. The same teacher was involved for the Teacher Only and the Teacher+Film treatment groups; the Film Only treatment group was supervised by a graduate student with no previous teaching experience. The major findings of the study were: (1) students acquired significantly more skill with Teacher+Film than with either of the other two treatments; (2) there was no significant difference in the acquisition of skill between Teacher Only and Film Only treatment; and (3) as measured by student conversation, shop climate tended to be more conducive to the acquisition of skill in the presence of the intervention. One of the recommendations made was that the feasibility of developing an ongoing Single Concept Instructional Materials Development Program as a function of existing school personnel should be investigated. (Author/MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers: New Jersey; Rutgers the State University NJ
Note: Thesis submitted to the School of Education of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications & Tech. (Philadelphia, Pa., March 1971)