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ERIC Number: ED020679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-20
Pages: 169
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Reference Count: 0
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THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF A PROGRAMED LEARNING SEQUENCE FOR USE IN CONSTRUCTING A TEACHING UNIT. FINAL REPORT.
GRIFFITH, LEROY H.; MANERA, ELIZABETH S.
AN INTRINSIC PROGRAM ON THE SUBJECT OF CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING UNITS WAS DESIGNED AND TESTED TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER STUDENTS OF EDUCATION WOULD LEARN AS EFFICIENTLY BY THE PROGRAM METHOD AS BY TRADITIONAL METHODS. THE 116 PAGE PROGRAMED TEXT COMPRISES FOUR SECTIONS--THE DEFINITION AND BACKGROUND OF THE TEACHING UNIT, THE YEARLY PLAN, THE TEACHING UNIT, AND THE DAILY LESSON PLAN. EIGHT CLASSES TOTALING 152 STUDENTS WERE EXPOSED TO TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION, AND FOUR OF THESE USED THE PROGRAMEDD TEXT. A NONSTANDARDIZED, MULTIPLE-CHOICE, OBJECTIVE TEST, WHICH HAD BEEN DEVELOPED DURING THE TWO PILOT TESTS OF THE PROGRAM, WAS ADMINISTERED TO BOTH GROUPS AS A PRE AND POST-TEST. THE INSTRUCTOR AND TWO JUDGES GRADED THE TEACHING UNITS PRODUCED BY THE STUDENTS. A SHORT QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ALSO GIVEN. RESULTS INDICATED THAT STUDENTS WHO STUDIED THE PROGRAMED TEXT GAINED MORE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE SUBJECT THAN THOSE WHO WERE TAUGHT CONVENTIONALLY, BUT THAT THE PROGRAMED LEARNERS DID NOT DISPLAY GREATER ABILITY TO PREPARE TEACHING UNITS. THE TWO METHODS WERE EQUALLY EFFICIENT IN TERMS OF LEARNING TIME OUTSIDE OF CLASS, BUT WHEN CLASSROOM TIME WAS INCLUDED, THE PROGRAMED METHOD WAS MORE EFFICIENT. CONCLUSIONS WERE THAT THE PROGRAMED METHOD CAN BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE CONVENTIONAL METHOD WITHOUT LOSS OF EFFICIENCY. THE ENTIRE PROGRAM, THE TEST AND QUESTIONNAIRES USED, AND RELEVANT TABLES ARE INCLUDED. (BB)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.
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