ERIC Number: ED102948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Excursions in Geology.
Brown, George D., Jr.; Ladd, George T.
To achieve economy in the teaching of earth sciences, an audiovisual-tutorial program was designed in the pattern of a simulated field trip. Twelve weekly exercises combining slides, filmstrips, and audiotapes were produced and tested on an experimental group of 50 students, who also received one lecture a week. The program was evaluated and revised weekly, with the number of lectures increased to two by student demand. After one semester, student test scores were compared to those of students taught by conventional methods, and there were no differences. The method has now been extended to other courses. (SK)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Costs, Earth Science, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Field Trips, Filmstrips, Formative Evaluation, Geology, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Coll., Chestnut Hill, MA. Dept. of Geology and Geophysics.