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ERIC Number: ED066867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-10
Pages: 11
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PSI as Viewed by an Engineering Student.
Goodall, Peter
Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) is an instructional plan which uses units of material and divides classes of students into small groups, each with a "manager" in charge. The manager is one who has taken the course previously; he acts as a chief proctor who gives oral examinations to the first four students who are ready to pass a unit and who then become student proctors for the rest of the course for that unit. All other students pass that unit by taking an oral examination from those four students, and advance through the course by becoming proctors of other units. The manager also gives written examinations for each unit. In this way, the material in the course is explained at a level of the professor who has been familiar with the material for a long period of time. When the PSI was used in a beginning psychology course at Utah State University, the amount and depth of learning achieved was apparently much greater than is usually the case with other methods of instruction. (SH)
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Identifiers: Personalized System of Instruction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 10-13, 1972)