ERIC Number: ED168580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Theatrical Skits in Instructional Television Lectures: A Comparative Study.
Koontz, F. R.; And Others
This study describes the development of an innovative instructional technique, peculiar to television, that presents information in a dramatic form through televised skits. Primary concerns of the project were the measurement of student attitudes toward receiving instructional television material in skit form, the measurement of the amount of learning that occurred as a result of viewing the skit-lectures, and the development of a systematic approach for producing the televised lessons. Two expository lectures comprising all instructional information delivered by the television teacher, each containing two segments of 33 to 35 minutes, were produced as the control lessons. Identical lectures, each containing six or seven 2 to 5 minute skits, were produced as the experimental lessons. A survey solicited student attitudes toward receiving information in skit form, and four 10-question multiple-choice tests were constructed to measure learning. The attitude survey indicated that students had a positive attitude toward learning from skits, that they found them enjoyable, and that the skit content was easy to learn. T-test data showed that students learned as much from the skit-lectures as they did from the expository-lectures. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH.