Research in Instructional Effectiveness
Edited by E. Kent St. Pierre, Michael P. Riordan, Diane A. Riordan
197 pages, copyright 1990
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The papers in this volume are
organized into three broad areas. The volume is designed for
teachers striving to improve their classroom approach.
- The Characteristics of
Excellence: The first article in this section describes
the characteristics of excellence in faculty. The second article
advises the instructor to observe student behaviors in gauging the
level of student learning. The third article examines the
correlation of faculty personality and attitudinal characteristics
with faculty effectiveness in the classroom.
- Effective Classroom
section includes articles on the impact of the media of delivery on
learning, the effectiveness of computer-based education, and the
impact of teacher questions on learning. All the researchers in
this section employed the meta-analytic approach. Meta-analysis
allows the researcher to achieve greater generalization of results
by combining observations across many small samples.
- Responding to a Changing
Environment: A primary aim of college education is to
foster students' ability to think critically, reason, and use
judgment effectively in decision making. The third section presents
a review of studies that investigate the effect of instructional
methods, courses, programs and general college experience on
changes in college students' critical thinking.