ERIC Number: ED254426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Landsat Color 1 In-Service Training Program for Elementary School Teachers and the Mass Testing of Their 718 Pupils.
Kirman, J. M.; Goldberg, J.
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, v10 n2 p143-148 Dec 1984
Thirty teachers and 718 students in grades 4, 5, and 6 in Edmonton, Alberta participated in a study to determine the value of simultaneous one-way television and group telephone conferencing (compared to conventional instruction) for teaching LANDSAT imagery. Results indicate that: (1) a 5-hour instruction period is sufficient to train elementary school teachers to teach their students to interpret color 1 LANDSAT imagery on an introductory level for class use; (2) there are small but significant differences favoring male over female students (in TV-telephone group) on an achievement test; (3) some students appear to emphasize color over pattern or shape in interpreting color 1 LANDSAT imagery ground truth (suggesting that teachers emphasize the role that pattern, color, and shape play in ground-truth interpretation; (4) there is confusion among students in distinguishing snow and clouds in the LANDSAT imagery; and (5) that a grid procedure test map is less precise than one-to-one oral testing or the marking of arrows or circles to identify features on LANDSAT imagery. In addition, results of the achievement test confirm previous research indicating that elementary school students are capable of working with LANDSAT color 1 images. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Advanced Education and Manpower, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Landsat; Science Education Research