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ERIC Number: ED106098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 97
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A Comparison of Two Methods of Instruction in Environmental Education.
Hosley, Edward Wendell
In an attempt to compare two methods of instruction in environmental education, an instructional unit based on the balance of nature concept was developed according to a table of specifications which followed Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Cognitive Domain. Two versions of the instructional unit were prepared, one utilized a field or out-of-door approach and the second employed a three-screen slide tape presentation of the same concept. One hundred fifth grade students from Prince George's County (Maryland) Public Schools were selected at random and divided into four treatment groups of 25 each. Group 1 received no instruction, Group 2 received the slide presentation, Group 3 participated in the field approach, and Group four did both. A retention test was administered after the instructional unit was completed. It was found that: (1) students receiving the slide presentation scored as high as students participating in the field approach; (2) students receiving the slide presentation scored higher than students receiving no instruction; and (3) students receiving both instructional methods scored highest. (Author/TK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland