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ERIC Number: EJ952140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
Pre-Class Coming Attractions: Interest and Program Awareness in the Classroom
Nadler, Joel T.; Clark, M. H.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v37 n4 p332-336 2010
Slides similar to "Coming Attractions" shown in cinemas were displayed prior to classes at a mid-western university over three semesters. More than 140 PowerPoint slides, featuring humor, psychology content, and department/faculty information were presented immediately prior to undergraduate psychology class lectures. The primary goals were to increase interest in the class and knowledge of the department and its faculty. Questionnaires and pre- and posttests were used to assess how the pre-class slides affected students' class enjoyment and departmental and faculty awareness. Students reported that the slides were, in general, a positive addition to the classes. Statistical tests indicated that the slides increased students' familiarity with the psychology faculty, which may help integrate students into the psychology department. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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