ERIC Number: EJ849881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Hands-On, Demonstration, and Videotape Laboratories for Non-Science Majors in a Food Science Course: Achievement, Attitude, and Efficiency
Johnson, H. L.; Trout, B. L.; Brekke, C. J.; Luedecke, L. O.
Journal of Food Science Education, v3 n1 p2-7 Jan 2004
Student achievement, attitude, and instructional efficiency were determined for hands-on and for live and videotape demonstration laboratories for nonscience majors. Each of 3 laboratory sections experienced 3 different teaching methods for one 4-wk unit. No significant difference in achievement was found among the laboratory methods. An attitude survey indicated a significant positive change in attitude toward live demonstration, with a negative change toward the hands-on and videotape methods. Videotape demonstration was the most economical method based on monetary and time expenditures, followed by live demonstration. Findings support using a variety of laboratory teaching methods, with the particular method based on appropriateness to students' learning needs; particular information, lesson, or unit of study taught; and instructional purpose.
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Units of Study, Comparative Analysis, Science Achievement, Student Surveys, Attitude Change, Video Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Food, Health Education, College Instruction
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