ERIC Number: ED033452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Extend the Development and Testing of a Systems Model of the Classroom. Final Report.
Hough, Robbin R.
Man engages in the continuous construction of models to describe his reality. This assumption led to some instructional research at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, developing and testing a systems model for the classroom. A model building process labeled message storage and retrieval was developed in some detail. Using this retrieval model as a basic form, alternative models of cognitive behavior can be constructed. A simple model of message content is one such model that forms the basis for the actual research project. It emphasizes the scientific method in course structure as opposed to the present emphasis on discipline content in the form of drill and exercise. The comparative evidence supports the conclusion that learning is facilitated by this technique which assumes that the educational goal is students who can understand and analyze. The policy implication is that the expenses incurred on current computer-assisted instruction and current pedagogical strategies must be ended in favor of more heuristic teaching methods. (LN)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Methods, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Learning Processes, Models, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Methodology, Systems Approach, Systems Concepts, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Thesauri
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI.