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ERIC Number: ED106064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 132
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A Process-Content Laboratory Unit About Plants for Use with Pre-Service Elementary Teachers. [Pages 83-125, The Laboratory Unit, available for consultation at the Biology Office at Ball State University]
Akey, Rosalie Jane
The goal of this research study was to develop laboratory materials which would present concepts about plants and selected processes of science to undergraduate elementary education students. Three laboratory exercises, each covering a number of concepts dealing with an identified topic, were used. Behavioral objectives were used to combine major concepts and processes. Laboratory activities were selected and modified to include both concepts and processes. Factors analyzed from data received from the pilot study were: teacher, method, teacher-method interaction, pretest score, pretest-method interaction, and pretest-teacher interaction. Following the pilot study, materials were revised to aid in the clarification of some of the objectives. Analysis of variance was used on testing data as a means of determining which factors contributed significantly to student gains in content and process development. Results showed that gains were achieved under both the laboratory and the lecture-discussion method, but the greatest gains were made by students who attended both lecture-discussion and laboratory. A significant teacher-method interaction was found. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Ball State University