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ERIC Number: ED003391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 134
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THE USE OF ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS TO IMPROVE INDIVIDUALIZATION OF INSTRUCTION THROUGH UNIT TEACHING.
HARNACK, ROBERT S.
THE PRIMARY GOAL WAS TO INVESTIGATE THE USE OF COMPUTERS TO HELP ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THEIR PREPLANNING OF LARGE, SMALL, AND INDIVIDUAL TEACHING-LEARNING SITUATIONS WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF UNIT TEACHING. THE PROCEDURES PLACED MAJOR EMPHASIS ON THREE OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES--(1) IDENTIFICATION OF RESOURCE UNIT TOPICS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCE UNITS, (2) THE CODING AND CATEGORIZATION OF RESOURCES, AND (3) PROGRAMING THE ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT TO PRODUCE A PRINTED RESOURCE GUIDE. USING OBJECTIVES AS A BASE EACH ITEM IN THE RESOURCE UNIT WAS REVIEWED BY AN EXPERIENCED TEACHER TO RELATE OBJECTIVES TO TOPICAL UNITS. ALSO, RECEIVED WERE THE TEACHER DEPENDABILITIES, NEEDS, INTERESTS, AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LEARNER GROUP. THE PRODUCT, THE RESOURCE GUIDE, PROVIDED TWO SECTIONS--(1) AN OUTLINE OF SUBJECT MATTER, LARGE AND SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES AND MEASURING DEVICES AS THEY RELATED TO THE OBJECTIVES PREVIOUSLY CHOSEN, (2) SUGGESTIONS TO THE TEACHER FOR INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY AND INSTRUCTION MATERIAL RELATED TO SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES. RESULTS POSITIVELY INDICATED THAT A RESOURCE UNIT CAN BE PROGRAMED FOR AN ELECTRONIC COMPUTER AND THAT SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS FOR OBJECTIVES AND THE INDIVIDUAL VARIABLES CAN BE RETRIEVED. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Buffalo)