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ERIC Number: ED012287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SIMON SAYS--A NEW LOOK AT AN OLD GAME.
GOTKIN, LASSAR G.
AN OLD CHILDREN'S GAME CAN BE USED AS A DEVICE TO TEACH YOUNGSTERS TO FOLLOW INCREASINGLY COMPLEX INSTRUCTIONS. ITS USE WILL INCREASE THE CHILDREN'S ABILITY TO RESPOND SELECTIVELY, PARTICULARLY TO VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS, BY REPLACING THE TYPICAL VISUAL DOMINANCE OF THE CHILD WITH A VERBAL ONE. THE CURRICULUM IS DESIGNED TO MOVE FROM THE SIMPLEST TEACHING LEVEL TO A MORE COMPLEX ONE BY GRADUALLY INTRODUCING MORE AND MORE IRRELEVANT CUES. THE RESPONSE DEPENDS UPON INCREASINGLY MORE SPECIFIC VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS BY THE TEACHER, AND THE INITIAL VISUAL AND VERBAL CUES ARE LATER REPLACED BY VERBAL CUES ONLY. THIS APPLICATION OF THE GAME ENCOMPASSES THE PROGRAMED INSTRUCTIONAL PRINCIPLES OF INDIVIDUALIZED RESPONSE, FEEDBACK, AND SEQUENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. MOTIVATION IS STIMULATED BY THE MOTOR ACTIVITY AND THE SURPRISE ELEMENTS IN THE GAME. THE TECHNIQUE IS FLEXIBLE BECAUSE OF ITS PACING AND THE VARIATIONS WHICH ARE POSSIBLE. IT IS ALSO PRACTICAL, INVOLVES NO COST AND LITTLE PREPARATION, AND IS EASY TO MANAGE. (NH)
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Identifiers: SIMON SAYS GAME