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ERIC Number: ED077668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 108
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Teaching Practices in Introductory Physics Courses in Selected Oklahoma Colleges.
Whitaker, Robert John
A study of the objectives and teaching practices of an introductory college physics course was conducted by personally interviewing 24 instructors in six Oklahoma colleges and universities and audiotaping their 45 classes. The instructors' questions in classes were cross-classified by type and purpose. The question-types included directive, leading, divergent, convergent, and rhetorical; the question purposes were defined primarily on the basis of Bloom's taxonomy. The time spent on lecture, problem solution, formula derivation, and demonstrations was also determined. Course goals and classroom questions were compared: 1) between the state colleges and universities, 2) among courses designed for different types of students, and 3) among instructors with different years of teaching experience. Data obtained showed the presence of a contrast between instructor's stated goals and real life actions. An historical description of professional association concerns about the two problems was also presented. (CC)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Oklahoma