ERIC Number: ED237145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Teaching Methods of Brookdale Community College Full-Time Teaching Faculty.
Paoni, Frank John
A study was conducted to investigate the teaching methods used by full-time faculty at Brookdale Community College (BCC). The study sought to collect relevant demographic data; survey the teaching methods used in an average semester and the factors influencing the selection of teaching methods; identify changes in teaching methods; and survey faculty needs and means of assisting faculty in developing new teaching methods. Study findings, based on survey responses from 77 of 150 faculty members and 29 follow-up interviews, revealed that: (1) 65% of the respondents had at least 6 years of college experience at BCC; (2) 73% of the respondents had taken a course in teaching methods; (3) 75% of the resondents indicated that at least 75% of instruction took place in the classroom; (4) the most widely used teaching methods used over a given semester were discussion, audio-visual presentations, lecture, and problem solving; (5) the two factors that most influenced the selection of teaching methods were course content/objectives and personal teaching style; (6) 22 of 29 faculty interviewed indicated that they had changed their teaching methods and all but one of the 29 felt a desire to learn other teaching methods; and (7) a majority of faculty interviewed felt that a workshop would be an appropriate means of learning new skills. Appendices include the survey instruments. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ. Center for Educational Research.