ERIC Number: ED121748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Relevant Explorations in Active Learning (REAL) Users' Review and Case Study. Improving Teaching Competencies Program.
Cutting, Pamela J.; Hiscox, Suzanne B.
This report presents the design and results of two evaluation studies of Relevant Explorations in Active Learning (REAL), an instructional resource developed in the Improving Teaching Competencies Program of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. The first study was a users' review of REAL materials and the second, a report of the tryout of REAL as a resource at a residential treatment center for boys. The report summarizes the data collected about the use of REAL in terms of strengths and weaknesses of the materials. It also focuses on the effects of REAL participation on students and adults. It is stated that REAL consisted of several learning packages called Minipacs which contained information about a specific psycho-social topic and provided a variety of learning experiences and self-evaluation opportunities related to the topic. In the first section of this report, REAL is briefly described and the purpose of the evaluation is presented. The second and third sections describe procedures for the user review of REAL and the results of that review. The fourth section briefly summarizes the case study of the use or REAL at Spaulding Youth Center in Tilton, New Hampshire. The fifth section contains recommendations based upon the two evaluation studies. The appendixes include questionnaires, letters, information on similar systems, and the Spaulding Youth Center Study. A summary of this evaluation report is also included. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Basic Skills Group. Learning Div.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.