ERIC Number: ED053567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1950-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Relative Effectiveness of Instruction By: Films Exclusively, Films Plus Study Guides, and Standard Lecture Methods. Rapid Mass Learning. Technical Report.
VanderMeer, Abram W.
A study investigated the extent to which instructional films by themselves can teach a body of factual information. Three comparable groups of ninth-grade students were taught a course in general science. One group saw a series of 44 films and received no other instruction. The second group saw the films and studied specially prepared short study guides. The third group was taught by teachers using a standard textbook and customary teaching techniques, other than films. Test results showed that intermethod differences were small and generally not significant. The three methods were of almost equal effectiveness, where the learning of factual information was the sole criterion. (Author/JK)
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)