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ERIC Number: ED085180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 125
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The Development of Inquiry Through the Use of Television in First Grade Science.
Galey, Minaruth
Reported is an investigation related to the lack of preparation of elementary school teachers in the use of the new elementary science curricula which employ inquiry. It was suggested that television instruction could bring inquiry-oriented science lessons to the selected 123 students and at the same time provide an example of teaching with inquiry to the teachers involved. A pre- and posttest of the same form were administered to five treatment groups. The groups included two classes using television to watch six lessons, one class having introductory activities presented by the experimenter and the other not. Two groups did not have the instruction using television but had the same lessons. One group had the experimenter as teacher, the other group had the regular classroom teacher. The fifth group was the control group, continuing on its regular schedule. It was concluded that (1) inquiry teaching techniques were as effective in television lessons as in classroom lessons in helping first grade children develop and use the skills of classification; (2) student-designed follow-up activities for the television science lessons were as effective as teacher designed pre- and post-lesson activities for the same lessons in helping the children develop their skills of classification; and (3) students can be motivated by television lessons to continue experimenting of their own volition after the close of the program. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania