ERIC Number: ED061158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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Modular Instruction in Higher Education: A Review.
Goldschmid, Barbara; Goldschmid, Marcel L.
This paper reviews the principles, implementation, management, formats, problems, and research in modular instruction. A module is defined as a self-contained, independent unit of a planned series of learning activities designed to help the student accomplish certain well-defined objectives. The learner is able to proceed at his own rate, choose his own learning mode, select among a variety of topics, identify his strengths and weaknesses, and recycle if necessary. Ideally modules should include a pretest, objectives, criteria for success, instructional activities, a posttest, and remedial instruction. When designing a module, the following steps are recommended: a) identification of the subject matter to be taught, b) definition of a set of objectives and evaluation items, c) a decision upon the hierarchy of the objectives and sequence of instruction, d) statement of rationale, e) development of a pretest, f) design of units of written instruction and selection of study materials, g) provision of instructional options, h) design of a posttest, and i) arrangement for a resource center. Examples of five actual formats are included; student, instructor, and administrator problems are indicated; and there is a brief review of research, a glossary, and a bibliography. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Center for Learning and Development.