ERIC Number: EJ541280
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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A Comparison Between Traditional and Constructivist Teaching in College Biology.
Lord, Thomas R.
Innovative Higher Education, v21 n3 p197-216 Spr 1997
A study compared student learning in two sections of an introductory college biology course for nonmajors. Groups were taught in the traditional teacher-centered, lecture/laboratory format (n=86 students) and in a student-centered constructivist format (n=98). The latter group performed significantly better on the same tests, maintained a better attitude throughout, and enjoyed the course more. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Biology, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Science, Comparative Analysis, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Introductory Courses, Learning Theories, Nontraditional Education, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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