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ERIC Number: ED027440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Pages: 28
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Structural Analysis as an Aid to Curriculum Development. Incidental Report No. 1.
Tickman, Bruce W.
Structural analysis is a systematic approach to curriculum development representing an attempt to organize terminal performance objectives for a unit of subject matter into a sequence of prerequisite competencies which must be satisfactorily mastered if successful terminal performance is to occur. The technique involves asking the question: "What competencies must a person already possess in order to obtain a satisfactory performance level on some specified objective, given no instruction beyond those definitions specific to the objective in question?" By asking this question of all identified competencies, a hierarchy of requisite competencies is generated which parallels the learning process appropriate to the final task. In preparing instructional materials, the hierarchy provides the developer with a guide of what to cover and the sequence to follow. The following progression is forwarded for preparing instructional materials appropriate for a single specific competency: (1) goal statement, (2) definitions, (3) recall of prior knowledge, (4) integration, (5) demonstration, and (6) practice. Such an arrangement of competencies based on their contingent relationship further requires the consistent use of behavioral statements in the description of desired-end states and their prerequisite competencies. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Graduate School of Education.
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