ERIC Number: ED136851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Does Enjoyment Accompany Learning (A Student Perceptions Inquiry).
Blai, Boris, Jr.
A study was conducted at Harcum Junior College in order to ascertain what modes of learning students preferred and to determine which of these learning modes afforded the students the most enjoyment. A survey was distributed to the student body; a 50% rate of response was achieved. Results indicated that students felt they learned most from class discussion, lectures, and field trips, in that order, while independent study, movies, readings, and non-class rap sessions were ranked lower in terms of how much students felt they learned. For learning modes which offered students the most enjoyment, a plurality of students ranked field trips as being the most enjoyable, followed by movies and class discussions; independent study, non-class rap sessions, readings and lectures were ranked as being less enjoyable. Overall, the survey data did not reveal that student levels of enjoyment regarding the various modes of learning were congruent with their preferences among these learning modes. A number of teaching/learning techniques were perceived by students to be either a preferred mode of learning and/or of preferred enjoyment value, thus indicating that a variety of teaching techniques is the expressed group preference of students. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.