ERIC Number: ED023291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Media and Heuristic Learning. Final Report.
Ray, Henry W.
A project was initiated in the Centennial School District, Warminster, Pennsylvania, to improve response-eliciting educational materials. Efforts were concentrated on developing environmental awareness, imagination, figure and ground discrimination, memory training, visual motor skills, and picture interpretation. Classes of primary and intermediate slow-learning children and kindergarten children tried out self-motivating materials. Film loops, overhead projection transparencies, light table transparencies, filmstrips, 2x2 slides, and visual puzzles were the means of the learning experience. Generally, a great deal of interest and discussion was provoked by the materials. A demonstration conference in Harrisburg (March 1966) planned basic, educational, personality, and special education research on these instructional media. It was concluded that educational experiences can be designed and materials produced which enable children to discover things for themselves and learn more actively. The project has received positive support from teachers of normal and slow-learning children. (TI)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Creativity, Discovery Learning, Discovery Processes, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Films, Filmstrips, Imagination, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Perceptual Development, Perceptual Motor Learning, Recognition, Self Actualization, Sensory Training, Slow Learners, Transparencies, Visual Discrimination, Visual Perception
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Centennial School District, Warminster, PA.