ERIC Number: EJ1077422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Teaching Method and Effect on Learning Piagetian Concepts
Swiderski, David J.; Amadio, Dean M.
Psychology Learning and Teaching, v12 n1 p55-63 Mar 2013
Instructors of psychology typically use a variety of methods to teach concepts. The present double-blind experiment is intended to determine the effectiveness of popular television clips as exemplars of Piagetian concepts compared to verbal descriptions of the same exemplars among a sample of 86 undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory psychology course in a US college. Results indicated an advantage in learning the concept of conservation at follow-up stage for students exposed to the popular television exemplars, but there were no differences in overall learning at initial assessment, or on the three other Piagetian concepts.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Piagetian Theory, Concept Teaching, Psychology, Popular Culture, Television, Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Intermode Differences, Hypothesis Testing, Achievement Gains, Likert Scales
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