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ERIC Number: ED203945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Principles of Learning/Teaching Strategies for College Instructors: Summary of the Questionnaire.
Elmore, Dana
A survey of 428 instructors at four community colleges in the San Jose, California, area was conducted in May 1978 to determine the degree of importance with which faculty viewed selected pedagogical skills, and to correlate these opinions with the respondents' teaching experience and educational backgrounds. The survey instrument asked respondents to rank order the relative importance of instructor familiarity with: (1) 12 teaching strategies, including lectures, demonstrations and field trips; (2) ten evaluation and test-scoring skills, such as test-item construction and test-item analysis; (3) skills necessary in writing instructional objectives and in applying Bloom's Taxonomy; and (4) nine pedagogical theories, including stimulus response and mastery learning. In addition, the instructors were asked to indicate the number of credits they had completed in educational psychology; whether or not they had completed course work designed to prepare them as college teachers; the type of teaching credentials they held; the number of years they had been employed as full-time instructors; the subjects they taught; and the aspects of teaching they found most difficult during their first two years as college instructors. The study report details findings for each of the questionnaire items based on a 56% return rate, and statistically examines response differences between vocational and academic instructors and between instructors with varying educational backgrounds. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A