ERIC Number: ED041777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Effects of Instruction Through Team Learning on Achievement in a General Education College Course in Physical Science.
Young, Darrell Dean
This report presents the procedures, results, and conclusions of a study designed to determine if effective provisions for the learning needs of college students can derive greater benefit through methods of team learning than through the lecture method. A sample population of 12 sections (N = 247) of general education physical science was used. Students in the team learning situation (six sections) were randomly placed into teams of three or four, provided with a short briefing session, and then proceeded to work at their own pace without instructor aid unless it was requested. Students in the lecture approach received regular lectures and guidance. All students were pretested and posttested with an achievement test plus two attitude tests. Subjects were also re-tested for retention of subject matter. The results of the study indicated that (1) in terms of achievement the team learning approach was equally as effective as the standard lecture approach, (2) in terms of retention of subject matter, the lecture approach was superior to the team learning approach. (LC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Attitude Measures, College Science, Evaluation, General Education, Instruction, Physical Sciences, Student Attitudes, Team Teaching
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.