A study comparing achievement of fourth grade classes in indirect and direct appraches to planetarium teaching

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608048
Title:
A study comparing achievement of fourth grade classes in indirect and direct appraches to planetarium teaching
Authors:
Cottrill, Phillip
Abstract:
This experimental study was designed to determine the differences, if any, in achievement of fourth grade students taught by two different approaches to planetarium instruction. Nine randomly chosen sections of fourth grade students received planetarium teaching described as indirect. This teaching method included teacher lecture, discussion, teacher questions, student responses, and teacher praise for student responses. Nine other randomly chosen sections of fourth grade students received planetarium teaching described as direct. This teaching method included only teacher lecture. Students were discouraged from making any verbal responses. Audio-tape recordings were made of all the planetarium lessons and were later analyzed by the Flanders Interaction System in order to determine the degree of indirect and direct teaching which had occurred. The purpose of the interaction analysis was to verify that indirect and direct teaching had been accomplished. A non-equivalent control group design with a pretest and post test was used in which the treatment was randomly assigned to the preassembled classes. .... Under the limitations and conditions of this study there was no difference in achievement between the groups taught by the indirect and direct approach.
Affiliation:
University of Maryland
Issue Date:
1976
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608048
Submitted date:
2016-02-29
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Subjects:
Middle/Secondary School
Construct:
Content Knowledge
Content:
Solar System
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorCottrill, Phillipen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:00:48Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:00:48Zen
dc.date.issued1976en
dc.date.submitted2016-02-29en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608048en
dc.description.abstractThis experimental study was designed to determine the differences, if any, in achievement of fourth grade students taught by two different approaches to planetarium instruction. Nine randomly chosen sections of fourth grade students received planetarium teaching described as indirect. This teaching method included teacher lecture, discussion, teacher questions, student responses, and teacher praise for student responses. Nine other randomly chosen sections of fourth grade students received planetarium teaching described as direct. This teaching method included only teacher lecture. Students were discouraged from making any verbal responses. Audio-tape recordings were made of all the planetarium lessons and were later analyzed by the Flanders Interaction System in order to determine the degree of indirect and direct teaching which had occurred. The purpose of the interaction analysis was to verify that indirect and direct teaching had been accomplished. A non-equivalent control group design with a pretest and post test was used in which the treatment was randomly assigned to the preassembled classes. .... Under the limitations and conditions of this study there was no difference in achievement between the groups taught by the indirect and direct approach.en
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dc.language.isoEnglish Paperen
dc.titleA study comparing achievement of fourth grade classes in indirect and direct appraches to planetarium teachingen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Marylanden
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.contentSolar Systemen
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQuantitativeen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
dc.istar.subjectMiddle/Secondary Schoolen
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