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ERIC Number: ED064326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 18
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Comparison of Instructional Media in a Minicourse on Higher Cognitive Questioning.
Gall, Meredith D.; And Others
The two main purposes of this study were: (1) to determine the effectiveness of a teacher training program "Minicourse 9: Higher Cognitive Questioning"; and (2) to compare the relative effectiveness of two instructional techniques in changing teacher behavior-observation of videotaped model teachers displaying classroom skills, and reading of transcripts derived directly from the videotapes. A group of 54 teachers took Minicourse 9. A separate group of 24 teachers served as controls. A pre- and post-measure of each teacher's discussion behavior were collected. The two student response measures--frequency and length of higher cognitive responses--both increased favorably as a consequence of the Minicourse. The study indicates that the course was ineffective in changing teachers' use of refocusing. It also indicates that the written version of Minicourse 9 is at least equally as effective as the video version. On some course indices, such as probing questions, the written version is clearly superior. However, the written materials used in this study were developed directly from videotapes, and as a result, probably had greater realism and interest than if composed by a writer who created the classroom dialogue. (DB)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1972)