Accession Number : ADA316969

Title :   An Experimental Approach to Teaching and Learning Probability: Stat Lady.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Feb-Dec 93,

Corporate Author : GALAXY SCIENTIFIC CORP LACKLAND AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Shute, Valerie J. ; Gawlick-Grendell, Lisa A.

PDF Url : ADA316969

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This paper describes Stat Lady -- an experimental approach to teaching and learning probability based on the postulate that learning is a constructive process, fostered by an experimental learning environment that is anchored in real-world problems. Two experiments are discussed, comparing learning from Stat Lady vs. more traditional approaches -- classroom lecture, and paper-and-pencil workbook. Findings showed that Stat Lady learners performed at least as well on the outcome tests as the Lecture and Workbook groups despite the presence of many factors strongly favoring the traditional conditions. In some cases, Stat Lady subjects greatly exceeded the performance of the other groups.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *CONDITIONING(LEARNING), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COGNITION, PROBABILITY, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, APTITUDE TESTS, LECTURES, TEACHING MACHINES.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE