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ERIC Number: ED108869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A Comparison of Individualized Vs Group Instruction in a Sixth Grade Electricity Unit.
Anderson, Charles; Butts, David
Reported is a study that was partly developmental and partly experimental. A series of worksheets were developed based on the Elementary School Science (ESS) unit, Batteries and Bulbs, and were used to teach three classes of sixth grade students. Two other classes covered the same material using a lecture-discussion technique. Student gains were evaluated through a pretest and posttest and attitudes were evaluated using a sematic differential scale. The net results of the study seemed to show that the students reacted more strongly to the subject matter than to the style in which it was presented. No significant differences were found in either achievement or attitude. Most students indicated a preference for the discussion over the worksheet. The authors believe there is no reason that one method or the other should be chosen for exclusive use and, because sixth grade students can become bored with almost anything if they are forced to keep doing it for too long, it is useful to have two methods available which seem to work about equally well. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (48th, Los Angeles, California, March 1975)