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ERIC Number: ED082454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 196
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A Comparison of Performance versus Presentation Based Methods of Instructing Pre-service Teachers in Media Competencies.
Mattox, Daniel V., Jr.
Research compared conventional and experimental methods of instruction in a teacher education media course. The conventional method relied upon factual presentations to heterogeneous groups, while the experimental utilized homogeneous clusters of students and stressed individualized instruction. A pretest-posttest, experimental-control group design was employed with science, humanities and social science teaching majors. Attitude scales and achievement tests measured the relationships of values and performances to majors, and interaction analysis investigated the implementation of methods and their differences. Among the major results were the findings that: 1) the experimental treatment induced more attitude change; 2) humanities majors had aesthetic values, scientists theoretical ones, and social scientists political values; 3) values correlated poorly with achievement and attitudes; 4) attitude and achievement scores correlated poorly; and 5) the experimental method produced effective textbook learning. It was concluded that the experimental method was as valid as conventional instruction. (Author/PB)
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Note: Thesis submitted to the Graduate School, Division of Academic Curriculum and Instruction of The Pennsylvania State University