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ERIC Number: EJ1084171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-10
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
A Pilot Study of Students' Learning Outcomes Using Didactic and Socratic Instructional Methods: An Assessment Based on Bloom's Taxonomy
Akinde, Oluwatoyin Adenike
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n21 p2821-2833 Nov 2015
This work is a pilot study on the learning outcomes of students, who were taught a research course for seven weeks, using didactic and Socratic instruction methods. The course was taught in two sessions concurrently. The students were divided into two groups (A and B) and both groups were taught either with Socratic instruction method or didactic instruction method. At the end of the 7 weeks, the students were tested. The test, which was valid and reliable, was categorized into 5 domains of Bloom's taxonomy: analysis, comprehension, evaluation, knowledge and synthesis. Based on the results, there was no evidence to show if there is a difference in the learning outcomes of groups A and B. There was an outlier in the synthesis domain. Interpretation of students' projects and final papers shows a difference in the degree of creativity. This is however tangential to the main research question.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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