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ERIC Number: ED124267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-28
Pages: 61
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Utilizing the Group Process in Community College Health Instruction.
Rada, Ruth B.
In order to determine whether a group dynamics or a traditional lecture approach is more effective as a community college health instruction teaching method, two evening classes in Health 10 at East Los Angeles College (total of 75 students) were exposed to a group dynamics, student-centered teaching technique. Data were collected from the following activities: (1) observations and anecdotal records of socialization and group endeavor, the effect of ego involvement and social behavior, group sensitivity, competition and cooperation, and group locomotion toward established goals; (2) measurement of tasks completed in relation to goals and objectives set up at the beginning of the course; (3) student evaluation of the course; and (4) a review of final course grades as compared with performance on tests and participation in discussions. The evaluation data indicate a 100 percent concensus among participants that the student-centered class was more interesting than other classes they had taken. Ninety percent favored the group dynamic methodology, and 93 percent said they had learned more in the course than they would have in a traditional course. Final grades reflected this higher achievement. In addition, these classes had a slightly lower rate of attrition than Health 10 classes held the year before which employed a traditional lecture method. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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