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ERIC Number: ED016039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Oct
Pages: 90
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A PILOT PROJECT IN PROGRAMMED LEARNING TO EXTEND THE PURPOSES AND INCREASE FACTORS OF MOTIVATION.
LANHAM, FRANK W.; AND OTHERS
THE 5-MONTH STUDY DEALT WITH THE APPLICATION OF THREE DIFFERENT PROGRAMED INSTRUCTIONAL LESSONS GIVEN IN COMBINATIONS TO FIVE DIFFERENT GROUPS OF 41 PUPILS EACH, SELECTED AT RANDOM FROM THE COOPERATIVE, DISTRIBUTIVE, AND OFFICE OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL OF COMMERCE IN DETROIT. THE STUDY TESTED MEANS OF IMPROVING PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION BY ADDING MOTIVATION MATERIALS TO INCREASE THE DESIRE TO LEARN, AND BY UTILIZING TECHNIQUES FOR LEARNING THAT WOULD TRANSFER TO SIMILAR LEARNING SITUATIONS. THE TECHNICAL BUSINESS VOCABULARY NEEDED BY COOPERATIVE WORK-STUDY TRAINEES WAS THE SUBJECT MATTER USED. PROGRAM A CONSISTED OF TWO PROGRAMED LESSONS TO TEACH THE TECHNICAL VOCABULARY RELATED TO THE COMMERCIAL LETTER OF CREDIT. PROGRAM B WAS SIMILAR TO A EXCEPT THAT TECHNIQUES OF PERSUASION UTILIZED IN THE FIELD OF ADVERTISING WERE INSERTED IN THE FIRST LESSON AND INCENTIVES IN THE FORM OF STORIES USING REALISTIC SITUATIONS WERE INSERTED IN THE SECOND. PROGRAM C HAD ONE LESSON ON HOW TO LEARN TECHNICAL VOCABULARY AND A SECOND ON APPLYING THE HOW-TO-LEARN TECHNIQUE. A 25-ITEM MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST WAS USED FOR PRE-, IMMEDIATE POST, AND RETENTION TESTING. ALTHOUGH LEARNING DID RESULT, THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OR WITHIN TREATMENT GROUPS AS TO THE AMOUNT OF LEARNING OR RETENTION WHICH OCCURRED. PROBLEMS TO BE CONSIDERED IN AN EXTENDED STUDY ARE LISTED. THE PROGRAMED LESSONS ON THE "COMMERCIAL LETTER OF CREDIT" USED IN THE STUDY ARE INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIX. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Control for Vocational Education, Lansing.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.
Identifiers: Michigan (Detroit)