ERIC Number: ED059852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Instructional Objectives in Reading Methods Courses.
McClendon, Patricia R.
The design of a program utilizing individualized instructional objectives (with 150 students per semester) in an undergraduate reading methods course is described. The program incorporates individualized instruction, team teaching, and the extensive use of multimedia. Students attend one mass lecture and two seminars each week. The required objectives demand that the students acquire certain concepts and understandings basic for all students. Students wishing to raise their scores on any evaluation test can submit a paper revealing an understanding of the selected items in the test. Elective objectives require that the student undertakes tasks similar to those required of a teacher in the classroom, and students are urged to choose their own objectives. The major purposes of the program are (1) to provide for individual students a more effective course of study fostering many of the characteristics seen as needed in the present and emerging society, (2) to engage the students in a cooperative strategy for learning similar to that he will be expected to implement with his own students, and (3) to design an educational process which will be more likely to provide the varying levels of competencies which will be needed as differentiated staffing in school faculties increase. Tables and references are included. (AW)
Descriptors: College Students, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Individualized Instruction, Methods Courses, Multimedia Instruction, Reading Instruction, Teacher Education, Team Teaching
National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 1971