ERIC Number: ED029249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
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The Functional Context Method of Instruction.
Shoemaker, Harry A.
IRE Transactions on Education, V-E-3 n2 p52-57 Jun 1960
The functional context method of instruction for radio repair training is described. Although limited to electronics here, it is applicable in other types of training. The basic premise of the method is twofold: the context of the material to be learned must be meaningful to the learner and must, at the same time, be directly relevant to the goals of the training program. A "whole-to-part" training sequence is used rather than the conventional "part-to-whole" method. Within this framework, basic electronics is taught in the broader context of overall equipment functions and maintenance operations. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Electronics, Equipment Maintenance, Military Training, Radio, Research, Teaching Methods, Technical Education
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-656-939, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.