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ERIC Number: ED014232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958-Oct-1
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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A REPORT ON INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING.
PORTER, DOUGLAS
RECOMMENDATIONS FALL INTO 3 CATEGORIES. FIRST, THE ROLE OF TEACHING DEVICES SHOULD BE MAJOR BECAUSE THEIR SUCCESS COULD RESULT IN ECONOMIC AND MANPOWER ADVANTAGES WHICH USUALLY HAVE TO AWAIT A NEW GENERATION OF TEACHERS TRAINED IN A GIVEN DISCIPLINE. LESS THAN FULL USE OF DEVICES COULD LEAD TO DEPENDENCE ON TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES OFTEN BASED MORE ON WHIM THAN ON PSYCHOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE. SECOND, TEACHING DEVICES PROVIDE EXCELLENT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING AND ALLOW COLLABORATION OF EDUCATORS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS. THIRD, THE SELECTION OF APPROPRIATE DEVICES DEPENDS MOST HIGHLY ON THE PROVISION OF APPROPRIATE PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS--ABILITY TO PRESENT AUDITORY AND VISUAL STIMULI TO THE STUDENT, PROVISION FOR A MEANS OF RESPONDING, AND CONFIRMATION OF THE STUDENT'S RESPONSES. ALSO IMPORTANT ARE FLEXIBILITY IN PRESENTATION OF LESSON MATERIALS, EASILY AND INEXPENSIVELY PREPARED MATERIALS, SIMPLICITY, RELIABILITY, ECONOMY, AND TIME. THREE SPECIFIC DEVICES ARE COMPARED--A COMBINATION SLIDE PROJECTOR AND TAPE RECORDER, SKINNER'S "GENERAL PURPOSE" TEACHING MACHINE SYNCHRONIZED WITH 2 ENDLESS LOOP TAPE UNITS, AND A MODIFIED VERSION OF THE PORTER MACHINE SYNCHRONIZED WITH 2 ENDLESS LOOP TAPE UNITS. (LH)
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Identifiers: MOHAWK MESSAGE REPEATER UNITS