ERIC Number: ED109257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Role of Teacher Structuring and Student Structuring of Learning Materials in Student Learning. Final Report.
Leicht, Kenneth L.
This project determines the extent to which similarity of teacher and student structuring of class materials is related to student performance on tests covering the materials. Information about how student and teacher structure the materials was obtained through a matching test. During the second stage of the project, three alternative procedures were considered. In terms of the amount of information obtained per unit of time spent by subject, the following procedure was adopted. Fifteen statements were selected from each of the four sets of learning materials to be used in the study proper. Subjects were given a 15-page booklet in which a different one of the statements appeared at the top of each page. The remaining 14 statements appeared below, and the subject was asked to check which of the 14 statements was similar in content to the statement at the top of the page. The results show that the particular teacher does not affect student achievement, that student reading facilitates achievement, as does teacher presentation, and that no teacher presentation is more important if students have had prior exposure to learning materials. Differences in agreement on classification of learning materials has no effect upon student achievement, on the average. However, the correlation between student categorizing of learning materials and teacher classification of learning materials is negative, indicating that student and teacher alike must view learning materials before student achievement is accelerated. (Author/DEP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.