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ERIC Number: EJ786777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
Block Scheduled versus Traditional Biology Teaching--An Educational Experiment Using the Water Lily
Randler, Christoph; Kranich, Konstanze; Eisele, Monika
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v36 n1 p17-25 Jan 2008
In this study, we compared a traditional teaching sequence (four distinct lessons) with a block schedule dealing with the ecological adaptations of the water lily. The educational unit contained original plant material and both experimental groups received the same tasks and working sheets. Pupils worked together in groups of three to four pupils in a self-regulated manner, carrying out hands-on experiments. However, both groups differed in their time schedule (four distinct lessons of 45 min versus one block of 180 min). Pupils from the traditionally scheduled education performed significantly better in the immediate post-test while these differences merged in retention.
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Language: English
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