ERIC Number: ED033890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Proposed Framework for Developing a New Instructional System.
This monograph presents the rationale for the development of a new instructional system; it is part of an effort, sponsored by a consortium of Utah school districts and the State Board of Education, to introduce and implement a systems approach to instruction in Utah public schools. The first half of the paper is a critique of the present instructional system which is described as obsolete because of its failure to adapt to the effective use of available technology. The one-teacher, 30-student classroom unit, supplementary professional staff, lecture and discussion teaching strategy, pressures for cost-benefit analysis, and rigidities which restrict innovation are discussed. The remainder of the paper outlines a potential alternative designed to utilize more effectively the potential of teachers, programed learning materials, modern textbooks and printed supplementary materials, the computer, instructional television, films, tapes, records, and other audio-visual aids. Included are descriptions of (1) a staff structure with fewer professional teachers but more supplementary professional and nonprofessional personnel; (2) an instructional media center and physical plant to utilize teaching packages and instructional team and individualized teaching patterns; (3) teaching strategies which employ three basic types of learning activities: tutoring; lecturing, explaining, and demonstrating; and individual study. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.