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ERIC Number: ED363378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Pages: 17
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All's Ill That Ends Ill? The Effectiveness of Role Modeling as an Instructional Strategy in Business Management Education.
Paradiso, James
A study was conducted at College of Lake County (Illinois) in spring 1993 to assess the impact of instructor role-modeling among students enrolled in an Introduction to Business course. The course included a three-part Stock Market Project (SMP) accounting for 32% of students' final grade. Among a course section of control group students, the teacher utilized the same instructional approach that had been used in the past for the SMP; i.e., distributing instructions, explaining the assignment, and answering questions. For the experimental course section, the instructor completed the same written assignments required of students and placed these reports on reserve in the Learning Resource Center. In addition, the instructor made oral presentations to the experimental group the week before SMP assignments were due. Both groups of students had the option of completing extra-credit oral reports. Study results included the following: (1) 22% of the experimental group completed the first extra credit assignment, compared to 8% of the control group; 24% of the experimental group and 9% of the control group did the second assignment; and 21% of the experimental group and 19% of the control group completed the third assignment; (2) between the two groups, statistically significant differences were found on 54% of the questions completed by students' on the instructor evaluation forms; (3) the experimental group suffered an attrition rate almost twice that of the control group; and (4) though the difference was not statistically significant, the control group performed better than the experimental group on final exam questions relevant to the SMP. A discussion of differences in student characteristics among the two groups that may account for the study outcomes. Contains 11 references. (PAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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