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ERIC Number: ED091212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 17
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The Measurement of Program Implementation and Students' Cognitive, Affective, and Social Performance in a Field Test of the Inquiry Role Approach (1972-73). II. Measurement of Social Skills and Attitudinal Development of IRA Biology Students.
Seymour, Lowell A.; And Others
This report is one of three concerning the 1972-73 field test of the Inquiry Role Approach (IRA) to biology teaching developed by the staff of the Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL), Kansas City, Missouri. This paper is focused on the measurement of social skills and attitudinal development of IRA biology students. The IRA program develops social skills by using four-member teams with specific role designations. The four roles are Team Coordinator, Technical Advisor, Data Recorder, and Process Advisor. Responsibilities for each role are identified, and there is a Team Analysis Form to be used for recording social and cognitive problems occurring during teamwork and for recording plans for overcoming these problems. Social skills checklists, to be completed by the individual students and by the group as a team, were developed to measure social skill development. In earlier work, 12 attitudinal qualities important to success at inquiry (curiosity, openness, risk-taking, etc.) and 48 related observable behaviors were identified. These served as the base for delineating the attitudinal goals for the IRA program. Reliability and validity of the instruments developed for the IRA program are briefly discussed. Data show good criterion referenced reliability (0.84, 0.81) for two of the six instruments and acceptable criterion referenced reliability (0.64, 0.62, 0.62, 0.60) for the remaining four. (Authors/PEB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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