ERIC Number: ED031921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1950-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Inserted Questions and Statements on Film Learning; Rapid Mass Learning. Technical Report.
Kurtz, Albert K.; And Others
A total of 3039 tenth-grade students in seven Pennsylvania high schools participated in an experiment, part of a study to attempt an assessment of the relative contribution to learning from the following: 1. Films of participation (by immediate audience response to inserted questions on salient facts). 2. Films of reinforcement (by immediate repetition in titles of salient points of fact); and 3. Films shown twice. Of the 3039 subjects, an analysis was made of the test scores of 1332, comprising 111 boys and 111 girls from each of six of the seven schools. Results were largely inconclusive. It seems clear, though, that both inserted questions and statements, and repetition of the film without inserted material were effective in facilitating learning. Showing the film twice--a relatively simple and inexpensive procedure--seems to be as effective as the more elaborate methods. (GO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Port Washington, NY. Special Devices Center.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper prepared by the Pennsylvania State College, Instructional Film Research Program, 1950