ERIC Number: ED077641
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Publication Date: 1971
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An Exploratory Study of the Audio-tutorial Approach in the Teaching of General Biology at the College Level.
Himes, Craig L.
Effectiveness of the audio-tutorial (A-T) method of teaching general biology was studied among freshman subjects during the 1970-71 academic year at Bloomsburg State College. Analyses were made of achievement scores on examinations taken by the experimental and control groups each semester. No evidence of enhanced benefits was illustrated by the A-T method during the Fall semester, probably because of lacking experience. Student achievement in the experimental group was significantly higher during the second semester. Experimental males received higher scores, and achievement differences between the females of the two groups also indicated a positive value of the A-T approach. The A-T program was universally preferable. The author pointed out that motivation and willingness of the implementor to make the program work profitably for students were two limitations of the A-T method. (Author/CC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, College Science, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Instruction, Programed Instruction, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Tutoring
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh