ERIC Number: ED038841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Instructional Television: Inquiry Method of Instruction in Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Science.
Beets, Mary Mitchell
The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate television as an instructional medium for teaching creative thinking to fifth and sixth grade students by use of the "inquiry" method of instruction in the area of science. A secondary purpose was to determine the effect of student involvement in the live telecasts on their performance on a test for creative thinking. Four groups of children were used in this study. A pilot group was used to standardize scoring for the other groups. Experimental group A viewed the telecasts and had a direct telephone connection with the studio. Additionally, half the students in the group also took part in one of the live telecasts. Experimental group B viewed the telecasts but did not participate further. Control group C did not view the telecasts or participate in any other way, other than taking the pretest and posttest. Analysis of data showed that the students who viewed the telecasts did better on a test for creative thinking than did those who did not. Students who were also involved in the telecasts (group A) did significantly better than those who were not (group B). A bibliography is provided. An appendix contains the test used to measure creative thinking. (JY)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Creative Thinking, Educational Television, Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: United States International Univ., San Diego, CA. School of Education.
Note: Thesis presented to the School of Education of United States International University