ERIC Number: ED096187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Using Evaluation to Improve Instruction: Instructor's Guide and Participant's Manual. Teaching Procedures for The New Social Studies.
Richburg, Robert W.
This booklet uses materials developed during the High School Geography Project to guide teachers and other participants through the formulation of learning objectives, evaluation of those objectives, use of that evaluation to improve teaching, and the application of the process to the construction of an evaluation instrument. After completing the process, participants should be better able to apply evaluation data to assess and improve instructional procedures, measure student attitudes toward school and particular topics of study, and write essay and objectives questions to measure higher level cognitive growth in students. The booklet contains an instructor's guide and a participant's manual. The guide outlines the five parts of the process, specifying purpose, procedures, and materials needed, which include game materials and films. The Instructor's role in obtaining effective learning is then presented part by part. The participant's manual provides instruction for the various processes and specific content information. The five parts are flexible and may be consolidated or divided to accommodate available instructional periods. Films mentioned in the document are available through the catelogs of the Mountain Plains Educational Media Council and the Indiana University Audio-visual Center, under the title High School Geography: New Insights. (JH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Geography Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Measurement Techniques, Methods Courses, Semantic Differential, Simulation, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.; High School Geography Project, Boulder, CO.