ERIC Number: ED030598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minn.
Project Criterion, an innovative teacher education program based on a systems approach to learning, became operational in the 1967 fall term. The project has a three-pronged approach: performance objectives, individualized instruction, and simulab experiences. Individualized instruction is provided through a series of "Instructional Projects," called "IP's," for each professional course. Courses are "nongraded" in that completion of a certain number and kind of IP's in a given course will earn the student an automatic grade evaluation. Students work at their own pace using a multimedia reference center, freeing faculty from traditional lecture sessions to concentrate on individual requirements for students and to prepare and revise instructional IP's. "Simulab" experiences (teaching experiences which take place in model learning centers on the college campus using children from local elementary and secondary schools) begin in the sophomore year and culminate in full-term student teaching in the senior year. "Performance Objectives" (criterion behavioral objectives) are created and used in each IP and course outline so that students know exactly what the course outcomes should be in relation to their professional competence. (Included are notes on the development, budget, and evaluation of the project, and a list of personnel involved. SP 002 254 is a related document.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minn.
Identifiers: Project Criterion
Note: Submitted as entry for 1968 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Awards