ERIC Number: ED176050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
A Comparison of Secular and Religious Experiential Education Activities in the Adult Religious Education Classroom.
Mosley, Glenn Richard
Based on the need to provide effective, relevant, and more engaging teaching techniques in the church, a study examined whether or not the effectiveness of secular instructional games used in adult religious education is greater than the effectiveness of religious instructional games in facilitating self-actualization. The experimental group of forty-six subjects used four selected secular interpersonal communication games and the control group of forty-six subjects used four selected religious interpersonal communications games. Subjects were volunteer members of adult religious education classes at four Unity churches in four cities in Michigan and Ohio. Each group was in the training program for four weeks (eight hours). Each group was pre- and posttested using the Personal Orientation Inventory and a questionnaire based upon the Likert method of summated ratings. Findings, based on a two-tailed t test, indicated that there was no significant difference between the groups using secular games and the group using religious games. The study concludes that the secular games used in the study are as effective as the religious games used. (The appendixes contain four secular and four religious experimental education activities, a description of the Personal Orientation Inventory, and the Likert questionnaire.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Walden Univ., Naples, FL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctoral Thesis; Walden University