ERIC Number: ED243797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
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The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Slide/Tape Family History Module for the Personal and Family History Course at Ricks College.
Southwick, Neal S.; Kassebaum, Peter A.
An audiovisual (a/v) module for use in a family history course at Ricks College (Idaho) which was developed, implemented, and evaluated is described. The following procedures were used: current literature was reviewed, an instructional model was followed in developing and testing the audiovisual module, the media lab at the college was utilized for the development of the module, and the implementation and evaluation of the module was conducted using experimental and control groups. A pre-assessment test administered to students of two different classes showed that their knowledge and feeling for family history was on the same level of understanding at the beginning of the course. After showing the a/v module in the experimental class and using the lecture method in the control class, the post-assessment test was administered. Students who saw the a/v module scored significantly better on the posttest than did the students who were in the lecture class. Several recommendations emerged from the study: the module should be shortened and possibly put on videotape; further a/v modules should be considered; and results of the a/v study should be shared with other institutions. Four appendices include the instructional model on which the module was based, a copy of the preassessment test, the script of the audiovisual module, and a list of slide illustrations. (Author/LP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
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