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ERIC Number: ED089679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 22
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Affective Reactions of Students in Media Courses vs. Methods Courses.
Colton, Frank V.; Noble, David L.
Research was undertaken to compare the attitudes toward instructional media of seconeary education majors who took a full course in media with those of comparable students who received an introduction to media as part of a general methods course. Based on the previous findings that improved attitude led to improved and more effective utilization, the Media Attitude Profile was given to students who had taken either the media or the methods course. The former group exhibited significantly more positive attitudes toward media. This was most likely due to the facts that these students were given greater information support with respect to media and were prepared to conceptualize more properly the role of instructional media in education. In addition, the students in the media classes were at a more advanced stage in the teacher training program and thus it can be hypothesized that they more fully understood the overall integration of all aspects of the teaching-learning situation and were less anxious about using various instructional tools. In the light of these findings, it behooves teacher educators to include media training in teacher preparation programs, since media will be an increasingly important factor in education. (Author/LB)
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