EXST7015 Daily Design 13 Carefully read the description of the experiment below. Be prepared to answer the questions that follow the design description as a class quiz. A graduate student in education believes that “both adults and children learn better under constructivist practices using more hands-on interactive approaches, not traditional methods such as lecturing.” He recognizes that lectures can cover more material more quickly, but suggests that “passive learners get tired of such an approach.” He plans a study to determine if there is a statistically significant difference between an experimental group and a control group when comparing the difference in pretest and posttest scores in math. Subjects used in the study were sixth-grade students in Covington, Kentucky. The experiment was done for two math units; a “measurement” unit and a “Ratio and Proportion” unit. The experimental group was taught using a constructivist approach, (using a word processor, a spreadsheet, rulers,
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course EXST 7015 taught by Professor Wang,j during the Fall '08 term at LSU.