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ERIC Number: ED106108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 292
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Critical Analysis of the Discovery Versus Expository Research Studies Investigating Retention or Transfer Within the Areas of Science, Mathematics, Vocational Education, Language, and Geography from 1908 to the Present.
Weimer, Richard Charles
In this dissertation the author has surveyed reports of experimental studies comparing discovery-oriented instruction with expository instruction. The studies analyzed focused on retention or transfer and were concerned with five subject matter areas: mathematics, science, language, geography, and vocational education. The author reports that no clear evidence of a single superior method of teaching was indicated, but, rather, that many effective teaching strategies are available. Effective strategies can be based on discovery or expository approaches and are generally usable over a broad range of content fields. Observing that several of the studies reviewed had employed questionable research designs, statistical techniques, or instrumentation, the author provides guidelines for strengthening future research in the area. He also suggests questions and problems which emerge from his study and which might be the subject of future research. (SD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign