ERIC Number: ED059870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Audio-Visual Tutorial Laboratory Program for Introductory Geology. Final Report.
Sweet, Walter C.; Bates, Robert L.
Described is an audio-visual tutorial laboratory program designed to provide a uniform, regularly reinforced, programmatic introduction to a limited set of geologic concepts and features; to provide a sequence of problem-solving exercises on which the student can work as an individual and in which he is required repeatedly to use all elements of the scientific methods in logical and sequential order; and to provide a situation in which a student can work at his own rate, repeat his work as often as necessary, and obtain all the personal attention he may need in the solution of certain problems. Students work in individual carrels, each of which is fitted out with a slide- and sound-movie projector, earphones, a screen, a desk lamp, and miscellaneous equipment for examining rock and mineral samples. Each of the nine units which compose the program is self-contained and has its own content objective. However, all units build on the experiences of previous laboratory work. The report describes the content and activities in each unit and a materials list (with prices) for each unit is given in the appendix. The evaluation of the program, undertaken as a doctoral dissertation project, is described and indicates that the program has been successful, especially in generating student enthusiasm. (PR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Geology.