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ERIC Number: ED002721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Dec
Pages: 8
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SCIENCE CURRICULUM REVISION AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL CLASSROOM.
SHERBURNE, E.G., JR.
THE REVOLUTION IN THE ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE SUBJECT MATTER OF SCIENCE AS TAUGHT IN THE SCHOOLS MUST NOW BE MATCHED TO ANOTHER REVOLUTION IN EDUCATION--THE TECHNOLOGICAL CLASSROOM. CURRICULUM REVISION MUST BE MADE WITH A VISION OF WHERE THE CLASSROOM MAY BE HEADED IN THE FUTURE. THE TRADITIONAL, THE TRANSITIONAL, AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL CLASSROOMS ARE LOOKED AT TO PERCEIVE THE CHANGE TAKING PLACE IN THE EDUCATIONAL SETTING. THE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM WITH ITS CURRICULUM IS TEACHER-ORIENTED AND SELF-CONTAINED. THE TEACHER IS THE CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE MAKERS OF THE CURRICULUM AND THE STUDENT. SOME TEACHERS MAY ALLOW CONSIDERABLE EXPERIMENTATION BY PUPILS, OTHERS MAY USE SUCH AUDIOVISUAL AIDS AS TELEVISION FOR ENRICHMENT PURPOSES. IN THE TRANSITIONAL CLASSROOM, THE TELEVISION SET AND PROGRAMED INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES ARE EVIDENT. SUCH A CLASSROOM IS NO LONGER COMPLETELY SELF-CONTAINED. HERE AN IMPORTANT SEGMENT OF ONE OR MORE SUBJECTS IS TAUGHT ON A PREDETERMINED BASIS IN SOME WAY OTHER THAN BY THE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM EXCHANGE. THE PORTION OF THE CURRICULUM SO TAUGHT IS SUBSTANTIAL, AND THE USE OF THE TECHNIQUE IS PREDETERMINED AND NOT AT THE OPTION OF THE TEACHER. CURRICULUM MAKERS MUST PROVIDE MATERIALS TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TEACHER, NOT BY THE TEACHER. THE TECHNOLOGICAL CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE WILL BE A COMPLEX OF TEACHING TECHNIQUES OF GREAT DIVERSITY AND FLEXIBILITY. EMPHASIS WILL BE ON DISCOVERY TEACHING, OR AN ATTEMPT TO HELP PUPILS UNDERSTAND THE INTELLECTUAL MEANS THROUGH WHICH NEW KNOWLEDGE IS DISCOVERED. PREDICTIONS ARE THAT THE ONE CLASSROOM TO WHICH THE CHILD IS RESTRICTED WILL VANISH, AND WORKROOMS EQUIPPED WITH TOOLS OF THE TRADE IN EACH SUBJECT WILL DEVELOP. "SCIENCE AND ITV" AND "PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION AND THE EMERGING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY" WERE TWO OF THE ACCOMPANYING ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN SCIENCE EDUCATION NEWS, OCTOBER 1962.
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA