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ERIC Number: ED059038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 17
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An Instructional Exploration in College Physics. The Use of Audio-Tutorial Methods in Introductory Physics at Cornell University.
Thorsland, Martin N.; Wesney, Joseph C.
Members of the Physics Department and the Science Education Department have combined their efforts to implement an audio-tutorial (A-T) mode of instruction in an introductory physics course for non-physical science majors. In the A-T approach, a tape-guided discussion is integrated with various student activities such as laboratory work, viewing film-loops, observing and conducting demonstrations, and solving problems. Self-pacing, integration of activities, concentration of effort, lessons which are tested presentations, variety of approaches, and immediate feedback are aspects of A-T which are stated as being very attractive. An outline of the development of A-T materials is given as starting with a trial effort in 1969-1970 and a larger trial in 1970-1971 including changes in response to feedback. A description of the course and facilities are provided. The methods of evaluation are bi-weekly quizzes and oral presentations and discussion of laboratory reports. (Author/TS)
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