Effects of group discussion on learning and attitude: A case study of Macau’s student teachers

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Abstract

This study examines the effects of a group discussion approach, compared with a lecturing approach, on students’ achievements and attitude in the subject of story-telling. In-service teachers enroled in a teacher-training program of study were taught either by the discussion approach or by the lecturing approach. The results indicated, as hypothesized, that the former group attained relatively better performances and generated relatively more positive attitudes about the course. Conjectures on the underlying factors in the effectiveness of the group discussion approach are offered. Copyright © 1994 Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPopulation and development in Macau: Proceedings of the international conference held at the University of Macau, 6-7 December 1993
EditorsRufino RAMOS, D. Y. YUAN, John E. M. BARNES, Hon Keong WONG
Place of PublicationMacau
PublisherUniversity of Macau and Macau Foundation
Pages513-517
ISBN (Print)9729600546
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Bibliographical note

Wong, K. S. (1994). Effects of group discussion on learning and attitude: A case study of Macau’s student teachers. In R. Ramos, D. Y. Yuan, J. E. M. Barnes, & H. K. Wong (Eds.), Population and development in Macau: Proceedings of the international conference held at the University of Macau, 6-7 December 1993 (pp. 513-517). Macau: University of Macau and Macau Foundation.