ERIC Number: ED068353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep-15
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Implementing the Project Physics Course for Independent Study. Final Report.
Included are results of a study conducted to assess the possibilities and effectiveness of learning physics at high school level via independent study. The sample was drawn from a regular high school physics class. During the experiment, no instruction was carried out by any teacher. An auto-instructional system was developed and provided for use by students. Materials included lesson guides, cassette tape recordings, flip-card presentations, and chapter tests. The unit covered during the treatment was selected from Project Physics curriculum materials which were in use in the school. The students had access to a room with independent and movable carrels. Pre-test scores were found to be slightly below the national norms. The post-test scores on the unit learned during the experiment were slightly higher than the national norm. The experiment was supervised by a non-science proctor who was responsible for coordination and checking the materials in and out to students. Self evaluations after each topic were regarded by students as very helpful. The student opinion survey, however, revealed that students preferred instruction by a physics teacher rather than through the auto-instructional approach. (PS)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.