ERIC Number: ED040043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Analyzing and Comparing Instructional Strategies and Programs.
Uffelman, Robert L.
Described is a conceptual model for comparing, synthesizing, and evaluating present instructional strategies and for research and development of new instructional programs. The model is based on the assumption that instructor's behavior can be categorized according to observable characteristics and that these categories will be subsumed under the components of (1) aims, (2) content, (3) methods, (4) materials, and (5) evaluation. The author reports that the model has been used by classroom teachers to identify the domain and level of difficulty for instructional objectives. It permits the teacher to identify which psychological theory is acceptable to the philosophy of his school and the nature of the instructional task. These decisions then lead logically to a determination of the emphasis to be placed on each aspect of subject matter and which style of teaching method and what instructional materials are to be employed. Educational researchers have used the model to codify research studies and to determine the implicit theories and philosophical viewpoints which are rarely stated in educational research reports. (LC)
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Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark.
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (43rd, Minneapolis, Minn., March 5-8, 1970)