ERIC Number: ED136741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May-15
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Two Teaching Strategies; Lecture vs. Discussion in a Small Class Environment at Florida Southern College.
Byers, William S.; Hedrick, Robert E.
Results of an experiment conducted to compare two teaching strategies showed somewhat higher test scores for college students taught by the lecture method, while students taught by the discussion method evinced higher interest and attendance. The experiment consisted of two sections of a night class in Social Psychology which were taught simultaneously, one by the lecture method, and the other by the discussion method. The sections were composed of students of relatively equal ability and were jointly taught by two professors. Identical and comprehensive examinations were used to evaluate competency achieved. A mixed teaching strategy employing both lecture and discussion is recommended, along with further research on the long range effects of the two methods. (STS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Southern Coll., Orlando. McCoy Extension Center.