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Comparing methods of instruction using bird species identification skills as indicators

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Randler, Christoph ; Bogner, Franz X.:
Comparing methods of instruction using bird species identification skills as indicators.
In: Journal of Biological Education. Vol. 36 (2002) Issue 4 . - pp. 181-188.
ISSN 0021-9266
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2002.9655830

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The objective of our study focused on a comparison of two different methods of educational instruction, both dealing with the improvement of pupils with regard to bird species identification skills. 14 common bird species around central European lakes were selected. The first method consisted of a hands-on and group-based learning style with (stuffed) taxidermic specimens (instruction-1), the other one mainly was based on a teacher-centred slide presentation (instruction-2). We defined three subgroups according to grade and school stratification level: (i) 5th grade Realschule (medium stratification) (N=25 versus N=28). (ii) 6th grade Realschule (N=51 versus N=81). (iii) 6th grade Gymnasium (highest stratification) (N=29 versus N=28). We used a battery of tests to examine existing knowledge, learning effects and retention effects. Both instructional methods provided a significant increase in knowledge, but revealed different retention effects depending on the method of instruction, selected subgroup and also gender. Consequences for the school practice are discussed.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER23884
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology > Chair Didactics of Biology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Xaver Bogner
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 12:10
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 12:10
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/12844