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Title: Discussion and dialogue methods in teacher education in Saudi Arabia.
Author: Al-Gow, Abdul Moniem M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3405 6721
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 1996
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This thesis compares two methods of teaching, identified as the `dialogue and discussion method' and the `lecture method'. An historical account is given of the Saudi educational system. The two methods are discussed in terms of the Saudi system and with reference to their theoretical foundations. The research investigates the effect of the use of these methods as shown by students' academic performance and teaching skills in the teaching practice programme. The researcher designed an experiment to compare the effects of teaching lessons in the specific teaching methods courses for three academic subjects with a group of fourth level students in the college of education at King Faisal University. After ensuring the best possible equivalence between the groups, the researcher carried out the experiment with the two groups and applied a post-test to find their levels of achievement after they have studied using different methods. Further,t herew as a comparisonb etweent he sameg roupsr elatingt o their techniquesa nd teachings kills performanced uringt he teachingp ractice programmein schools. The results show that the lecture method when used on student teachers during their theoretical training programme produced significantly lower student achievements. However, there was no significant difference between teaching skills of student teachers in the two groups, as related by academic supervisors. The appropriateb alanceb etweend ialoguea nd discussiona ndl ecturem ethodsa nd the persistenceo f any effectsr emaint o be investigatedF. urthere xperimental researcheasr e suggestedto includef emalesa nd other studentss ucha s thosei n medical and military training
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Education & training