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ERIC Number: ED113131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 112
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An Analysis of a Systems Approach to the Teaching-Learning Process.
Hunter, Walter Eugene
Five randomly selected experimental groups of twenty-four general college chemistry students participated in this study. Four of the five groups received a version of the systems approach treatment, which consisted of group orientation, individualized learning, small group seminars and unit tests. The fifth group was administered the traditional lecture treatment. Group 1 received the standard systems approach treatment. Group 2 received the systems approach treatment plus pretesting on unit objectives. Group 3 received the systems approach treatment plus four learning theory lectures. Group 4 received the systems approach treatment plus criterion evaluation of unit tests. Group 5 received the lecture treatment in place of the systems approach treatment. All treatment groups used the same unit and course objectives, laboratory exercises, text materials, unit tests and final tests. Both final and unit tests were used as measures of achievement. A two-factor analysis of variance revealed that students in the groups receiving the systems approach treatment performed significantly higher than students in the lecture treatment group. Significant interaction between treatment and scholastic ability (SCAT) and treatment and prior academic performance (High School Rank) existed for Group 4 and Group 5 with respect to unit test achievement. (Author/MLH)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado