ERIC Number: ED038024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Toward a Paradigm for Selecting Media to Present Basic Concepts.
Van Mondfrans, Adrian P.; Houser, Ronald L.
The purpose of this paper is to briefly sketch a paradigm which the authors feel has promise of placing the selection of media to present basic concepts on a scientific basis, and may also suggest fruitful hypotheses for testing. The authors suggest that the following steps be taken: (1) Identify and describe the concepts in terms of defining attributes; (2) Identify the available media and describe the stimulus characteristics they can directly present; (3) Describe the pupils to be taught in terms of the cognitive, perceptual, and personality characteristics and relevant past experiences; (4) Match the requirements of the concepts to be taught with the presentation capabilities of the available media; (5) Construct a stimulus array consistent with the previous step and pupil characteristics and then present it to the pupils; and (6) Evaluate pupils' learning. The report enlarges on the principles represented by each of these steps. (Author/JY)
Adrian P. Van Modfrans, Purdue University, Department of Education, Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (Free upon request)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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Note: Speech given before the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 5, 1970