The effects of experiential teaching method versus lecture based teaching method on student achievement
Adams, Brittany Lee
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The purpose of this research is to determine the effect of exposure to lab based versus lecture based instruction on student test scores. The researcher sought to describe how different demographic characteristics effected the students’ achievement per teaching method. The researcher measured achievement by scores on a pre and post test given at the beginning and end of the semester. The researcher collected demographic information on the participants using a demographic questionnaire. The objectives of this study were: determine the effects of the experiential teaching method on student achievement, determine the effects of the lecture based teaching method on student achievement, determine the effects of different demographic characteristics and teaching method on student achievement. Results showed that both methods increased achievement while the lecture based method showed a greater increase. Demographic characteristics had a significant effect on achievement. Further research needs to be done, with a larger sample size, for a definitive conclusion.