ERIC Number: ED164344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Student Attitudes as a Source of Feedback for Modifying a Preservice Elementary Science Methods Course. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science (Petersburg, Virginia, May 12, 1977).
Brown, William R.
Attitudinal and time data served as useful guides in providing feedback to modify a series of open-laboratory activities. The population for this study consisted of 80 undergraduate preservice elementary teachers enrolled in a science methods course. The attitudinal instrument used was the Activity Reaction Sheet. The students characterized the activities as: interesting, informative, of a medium difficulty level, presented in a likable format, well coordinated in a sequential manner, used materials and equipment appropriate for meeting stated objectives, and did not require extensive instructor assistance. The range of time for each exercise indicated that students do spend varying amounts of time on an exercise and supported the argument for an open-laboratory self-paced procedure. (Author/BB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Old Dominion Univ. Research Foundation, Norfolk, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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