ERIC Number: ED343829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Resource-Based Learning: A Strategy for Rejuvenating Canadian History at the Intermediate School Level.
Designed to rejuvenate an intermediate level Canadian history course, the primary goal of this practicum was to provide students and teachers with resource materials that would be interesting, informative, and challenging. The second aim was to present teachers with the techniques of resource-based learning so that these resources could be a catalyst for attitude changes and increase academic performance in Canadian history students. New resource materials for the Canadian history course were introduced, pre- and post-questionnaires were administered to students and teachers, resource-based learning workshops were conducted, and changes in students' attitude and academic performances were monitored before and after the workshops on resource-based learning. Analysis revealed that attitudes toward Canadian history as a course had switched from negative to positive, student academic performance had improved, and teachers felt more positive about teaching the course. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Area Studies, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High Schools, Resource Materials, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Philip Cull, Bonavista-Trinity-Placentia Integrated School Board, P.O. Box 2001, Clarenville, Newfoundland, Canada A0E 1J0.
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada