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ERIC Number: ED123130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of a Team Vs. a Non-Team Teaching Approach in High School Biology.
Monaco, William J.; Szabo, Michael
The purpose of this study was to obtain empirical data for the evaluation of a team approach for teaching biology. A sample of 147 sophomore students was divided into six sections; each section was randomly assigned as control or treatment. The team consisted of three instructors. Each member taught a control group for an entire year. After an introductory session of nine weeks, team members began teaching their specialty (botany, genetics, or microbiology). Students in the treatment groups worked with a different team instructor each for nine weeks. The criteria used in this study consisted of T-scores from five separate objective tests. The experimental design was a 2x3x5 factorial analysis of variance with intact class sections randomly assigned to experimental or control groups. Variables included two groups, three instructors, and five content areas. Among the conclusions were that academic biology students acquire more biology subject matter knowledge when they are instructed by a team rather than by an individual instructor and that there were significant differences among each of the instructors relative to student achievement in biology. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (49th, San Francisco, California, April 23-25, 1976)