Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Verne Shelton, Paul Power, Neil Petrie

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts


In order to gain some evidence as to what difference the use of some particular instructional methods would make, an experiment was carried out. The experiment reported in this study is an example of a small investigation which an in-service art teacher can make, along with his regular teaching. It compared the effects of two instructional methods or to different teacher behaviors, on the students, in teaching drawing. Two classes of students were taught drawing by the same instructor who deliberately modified the degree of "directiveness" used in his teaching. In the "directed" group the teacher employed a strict instructor-controlled dictation-demonstration method. In the "non-directed" or "permissive" group, the teacher allowed students to completely control their own procedures after the assignment and materials were given.


Art and Design | Art Education | Arts and Humanities | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Illustration | Secondary Education