ERIC Number: ED133035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-19
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An Examination of the Teaching Strategies Practiced by the Full-Time Teaching Faculty at Manatee Junior College.
Raines, Roy H.
A random sample (n=25) of full-time faculty at Manatee Junior College (Florida) were surveyed by open-ended questionnaire to determine what instructional techniques were being used and to ascertain if the faculty had acquired minimal training in teaching methods and learning theories. A total of 16 different teaching strategies were identified. Of these, only three teaching strategies--discussion, individual instruction, and lecture--were used by more than 40% of the faculty, with the lecture method being the most popular technique. Audio-visual aids and demonstration were utilized by 35% and 30% of the faculty respectively, homework/problem solving and lab activities by 22% and 26%, and small group work by 17%. The remaining eight strategies were used by less than 15% of the faculty. Coursework in teaching methods and psychological theories was reported by 83%. A proposal for a staff development program to improve teaching methods is appended, along with tabulated data and a bibliography. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University