An experimental comparison of recitation, discussion, and tutorial methods in college teaching

  • Guetzkow H
  • Kelly E
  • McKeachie W
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Abstract

A large psychology class, all students of which were given a common core of lectures, demonstrations, texts and assignments, was divided into 24 comparable groups for two section meetings a week. In these, 8 sections were taught by recitation-drill, 8 by group-discussion, and 8 by tutorial study. Measures dealing with application of psychological knowledge showed no differences resulting from the different methods. Results of a final examination and students' plans for further courses in psychology indicated a statistically significant but slight advantage in recitation-drill. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • COLLEGE, TEACHING, METHODS, COMPARISON
  • PROFESSIONAL PROBLEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY
  • SCHOOL LEARNING
  • TEACHING, METHODS, COMPARISON

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Authors

  • Harold Guetzkow

  • E. Lowell Kelly

  • W. J. McKeachie

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