ERIC Number: ED052611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Perspectives in Individualized Learning.
Weisgerber, Robert A.
The readings presented here are an analysis of selected factors underlying the process of individualized learning. The book is organized topically and moves from theoretical considerations toward an analysis of important educational components. The readings come from a cross section of experts representing the areas of learning theory, individual differences, measurement and evaluation, educational objectives, teacher roles, learning activities, facilities, technology, and computer systems. Each chapter is prefaced with an introduction by the editor. Chapter topics include: underlying assumptions concerning the need for individualized learning, mental abilities as a possible basis for individualization, the impact of individual differences on reading, the measurement and accommodation of individual differences, educational objectives, evaluation, the changing role of the teacher, individualized and interactive learning activities, the instructional environment, and computer-assisted instruction. Sample selections are a discussion of the implications of learning research on independent learning by Robert M. Gagne, suggestions for adapting instructional methods to individual differences by Lee J. Cronbach, and a program evaluation using a critical application of a school district's educational model by Charles L. Jenks. A subject index is provided. (JY)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Biology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Games, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Individual Differences, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Intelligence, Learning Theories, Media Selection, Program Evaluation, Programed Instruction, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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