A report on the development of materials to accompany an instructional unit entitled "The inshore codfishery of Petites"

Courtney, Danny Roy (1979) A report on the development of materials to accompany an instructional unit entitled "The inshore codfishery of Petites". Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop an instructional package on the inshore codfishery of Newfoundland. The instructional package has been developed as a supplementary aid to the existing social studies program in Grade Five and Six. The package consists of a series of thirty-five millimeter slides, a cassette audio-tape, and a teacher’s manual. -- Various stages were involved in the development of the project. Several interviews were conducted by the developer to determine whether there was a need for the production of local materials on the inshore codfishery of Newfoundland. Several teachers from various places across the province, and two representatives from the Department of Education were interviewed. The results of these interviews indicated a definite need for production of such materials. -- The package was produced on location at the community of Petites, Newfoundland, and at Memorial University. -- When the package was completed two content specialists, two learner specialists, two media specialists and a group of students were consulted for the purpose of evaluating the content and technical qualities of the package. Based upon recommendations from these evaluators, suggested changes were made in the package. -- After completion of the formative evaluation, the package was used with three Grade Six classes in three schools in different areas of the province. A total of ninety Grade Six students were involved in the initial testing of the media package. -- In determining the effectiveness of the package as a teaching aid, the developer used two types of measuring instruments: a pretest-posttest method for evaluating the achievement level of the students, a teacher attitude and a student attitude questionnaire to determine how teachers and students felt towards the technical aspects of the package. Results of the pretest-posttest analysis revealed that the instructional package was a very effective teaching aid and both teachers and students held positive attitudes towards the technical aspects of the instructional materials. -- In summary, the materials in the package have been used and evaluated. Both teacher and student response has been positive towards the instructional package, "The Inshore Codfishery of Petites.”

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4452
Item ID: 4452
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 53-55.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1979
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Southwest Coast--Petites
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Audio-visual education--Newfoundland and Labrador; Fisheries--Newfoundland and Labrador--Petites

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