A report on the development of an instructional unit entitled Happy Valley-Goose Bay: the changing pattern of communities

Young, Douglas Wayne (1986) A report on the development of an instructional unit entitled Happy Valley-Goose Bay: the changing pattern of communities. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The purpose of this study was to develop a unit of instruction to supplement the grade five social studies curriculum in Newfoundland and Labrador. The unit is entitled “Happy Valley-Goose Bay: the Changing Pattern of Communities:, and was deve3loped using a systems approach to instructional development. – The unit is multimedia in nature and includes a student booklet, a teacher’s guide and a slide-tape presentation. The intended learning outcomes were drawn from the social studies curriculum for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. An extensive literature search resulted in the composition of related research on the community of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. This research was used to develop the content of the instructional materials. – At various stages in the development of the unit consultations were held with content specialists, media specialists, and learning specialists. Their suggestions were incorporated into the unit. – The materials were field-tested in grade five classes in St. John’s, Mount Pearl and the Goulds. Results of the evaluation showed that the unit was appropriate for the intended use, and successful in meeting the objectives specified. – The following the conclusions were drawn from the study: -- 1. The materials are effective in reaching the objectives specified in the report. – 2. The effectiveness of the materials is even more pronounced when they are used in conjunction with the unit for which they were developed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10001
Item ID: 10001
Additional Information: Bibliography : leaves 101-105.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1986
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Community development--Newfoundland and Labrador--Happy Valley-Goose Bay; Social sciences--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador; Social sciences--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Newfoundland and Labrador.

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