ERIC Number: ED044926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1949-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Effect of Repetitive Film Showings on Learning.
Mc Tavish, C. L.
In a study made in 1949 to determine the increment in learning that could be attributed to repetition, four general science films were shown to each of four groups of college students in such a way that each group saw one of the films once, a second film twice, a third film three times, and a fourth film four times. The experimental population included 319 college freshmen enrolled in 12 sections of science survey classes. The experimental groups were first given a pretest composed of a scramble of the individual film tests. The films were then shown in rotation as indicated above. In every case the difference between the pretest and posttest scores was highly significant, indicating that every group learned from each film. Showing them twice resulted in appreciably more learning; showings after the first two contributed little more to learning, and the drop-off was very rapid. (MF)
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: One of a series of papers by the Instructional Film Research Program at Pennsylvania State College (now Pennsylvania State University)