The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the LDS Seminary Scripture Chase in the following areas: (1) Principles of learning involved; (2) Percentage of full-time teachers using the Scripture Chase; (3) Teacher evaluation of the Scripture Chase in terms of (a) teacher training in the Scripture Chase, (b) student involvement and application, (c) areas of effectiveness and (d) evaluation and rating of the over-all program.
Questionnaires were sent to 498 full-time Seminary teachers in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Canada with a return of 80.3 percent. The data revealed that 143, or 33 percent regularly use the Scripture Chase; 117, or 29 percent occasionally use it; 85, or 22 percent use it seldom and 56, or 14 percent never use it. It was also determined by the study that: (1) The teachers who use the method, as suggested by the Department of Seminaries, find it a very successful teaching tool; (2) The method is extremely valuable in many of the areas with which the Seminary is vitally concerned: i.e., testimony building, scriptural understanding, missionary preparation and solving daily problems.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Mattson, Vernon W., "A Study of the Method of Teaching Called "Scripture Chase" as Employed by the Full-Time Teachers of the Seminaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 4913.
Study skills, Mormon Church, Sacred books, Study, teaching