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ERIC Number: ED526765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 155
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-1820-6
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Impact of Teaching in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Albustan, Sana Ahmad
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida
Living in today's world requires that one be up to date on the technological advances that have made knowledge more accessible; and being up to date on knowledge is crucial. However, what are the optimal methods for conveying knowledge, and is there one method that will work best for each individual? This study centers on comparing two teaching methods in the context of a short term educational module: a passive lecture method in which the instructor lectures and the students listen and take notes, and an active lecture method in which the instructor includes "hands-on" experiences, discussions and interactive presentations using modern media designed to encourage the students and instructor to interact directly. The study was conducted among Kuwaiti students enrolled in communication sciences to see if there is a significant difference in how they learn in the two different methods. Close attention was also paid to the participants' personality types to see if that would be a factor in how they learn. Both groups performed significantly higher on content tests following instruction. No significant results were observed between the two groups. Ties between personality types and learning methods, while not significant, were noticed. The study shows that success of learning is not just dependent on the learning method. The interaction between personality type and teaching methods still require further investigation, and it is the hope of the facilitator of this study that it serves to aid further studies into how best to teach individuals. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kuwait