Accession Number : AD0631414

Title :   AN EVALUATION OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION FOR TEACHING FACTS AND CONCEPTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Apr 64-Aug 65,

Corporate Author : CINCINNATI UNIV OH

Personal Author(s) : Jacobs, James N. ; Johnson, Kirk A. ; Abma, John S.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The study evaluated five methods of teaching an academic topic ('Bill of Rights') to high school classes. The five methods were: (1) linear program in class, (2) linear program as homework plus discussion in class, (3) text version of linear program in class, (4) text version of linear program as homework plus discussion in class, and (5) conventional lecture-discussion method in class. The linear program alone provided the best results when measured both for the learning of factual material and general concepts about the topic. The linear program was best for high, intermediate, and lower levels of scholastic aptitude. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, LINEAR SYSTEMS, EDUCATION, RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), LEARNING, TEACHING METHODS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE