ERIC Number: ED062189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Evaluation of Audio-Tutorial Programmed Instruction in Learning Concepts of Ecology and Conservation. Final Report.
Presnell, Richard W.
Presented in this final report is a description and evaluation of a one year experimental environmental education program involving 236 fifth and sixth grade students in central New York state. Primary objective of the project was the development, implementation, and evaluation of a series of audio-taped lessons, designed to teach upper elementary school children some basic concepts of ecology and to expose them to the conservation attitudes inherent in the concept of the land ethic. Ten sequential audio-taped lessons, comprising three seasonal programs, were utilized as the mode of instruction. In addition, three seasonal class field trips, each conducted upon the instructed students' completion of the audio-taped program, were included in the overall program. Assessment devices and techniques used in evaluation were student tests, school staff questionnaire, personal observation of students during lessons and field trips, and communication with participating staff members. Programed design and development, implementation, evaluation and findings are related together with instructional materials (hardware, software, lesson scripts, games, charts, and field trips) and samples of the evaluation materials (tests, responses, and questionnaire). (BL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Ithaca, NY.