ERIC Number: ED042672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Behaviorally Engineered Environments. Staff Papers.
Morreau, Larry E.; And Others
This collection of papers represents the developmental research as well as the thrust of the Regional Laboratory's (UMREL) program. UMREL has been developing behaviorally engineered educational environments through a cross-disciplinary effort in education and the behavioral sciences. The program began with the establishment of demonstration contingency-managed classrooms for use as training and research sites. These classrooms are complete, self-contained behaviorally engineered units. Instruction is individualized and programmed; the teaching techniques, curriculum materials, and physical-social environment are designed to facilitate maximum academic performance. Based on the data provided by these classrooms, UMREL is developing a multi-faceted education eco-system. This system includes: specific behavioral objectives, preservice and inservice management technique training programs, and an educational resources center. In addition, a mechanical and/or automated computer based instructional management and analysis system contains data on: 1) curriculum material related instructional objectives; 2) the effects of various procedures on behavior for use in formulating specific objectives; and, 3) school administrative activites. (SBE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Objectives, Behavioral Science Research, Classroom Techniques, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Environment, Experimental Programs, Human Factors Engineering, Individualized Instruction, Management Systems, Programed Instruction, Systems Analysis, Systems Approach
Upper Midwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 1640 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 55423
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Upper Midwest Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, March 1970