ERIC Number: ED021719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Improvement of Science Education Methods Courses through Student Self-Evaluation.
Tillery, Billy Waldo
Investigated was the validity and reliability of a self-evaluation instrument. Two samples, totaling 104 students, were drawn from a population of prospective elementary teachers at Colorado State College. One sample was taught by the lecture method, the other by a non-lecture method. The self-evaluation instrument (SEA) was administered at the end of the course. Students evaluated their gain in knowledge for each course objective on the instrument. Some of their findings were as follows: (1) The SEA was found valid and reliable, (2) student evaluations of their knowledge gain correlated more highly with the criterion gain score in non-lecture classes, (3) no relationship existed between practice teaching experience and self-evaluation of knowledge gained, (4) no relationship existed between criterion test scores and grade average. (BC)
Descriptors: College Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Science, Evaluation, Methods Courses, Self Evaluation, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Coll., Greeley.