ERIC Number: ED049693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Two Approaches to the Teaching of Educational Psychology.
Gaite, A. J. H.; Newsom, Robert S.
A 44 item questionnaire and free response instrument was given to 280 students selected from two different kinds of educational psychology courses: (1) a "module" approach involving selection of three 5-week modules from a list of such courses; and (2) a specially prepared composite learning and development course covering 1 semester. The purpose of the questionnaire was to measure students' reaction to the two new teaching procedures. The findings indicated that: (1) "in theory" the students preferred the module approach, (2) "in practice" students preferred the composite 1 semester course, and (3) the outstanding variable contributing to students assessment of relevancy, and teaching procedures, was the instructor. The implications of these findings for innovations in teaching students is also discussed. (Author/AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, February, 1971