ERIC Number: ED045505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Evaluating Geography Courses: A Model with Illustrative Applications.
Hastings, J. Thomas; And Others
This report specifically assesses the courses described in Publication No. 4 of the Commission on College Geography, "New Approaches in Introductory College Geography", 1967. It does not attempt a comprehensive evaluation, and the testing instruments described are not models to be applied to all courses. However, it does demonstrate a way of looking at geography courses and provides an approach which should assist in the development of new courses. First is presented a general framework for this type of evaluation, along with its underlying rationale. Included are possible kinds and sources of data, some considerations of the constraining forces affecting such an evaluation, and an indication of the ways in which certain aspects of the entire evaluation scheme were selected for application to the three courses. The next section presents some of the specific kinds of data which resulted from the application of this approach to the three courses. Finally, an attempt is made to integrate those results in an accurate representation of the courses, and to bring together common concerns which emerged from the study. Appendices include samples of the student questionnaires used, and achievement test items. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Geography Instruction, Models, Reports
Commission on College Geography, Geography Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281 ($1.00)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation.