ERIC Number: ED196898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Public Schools Should Learn to Ski...And Other Helpful Hints for Educating in the 21st Century.
Rubin, Stephen E.
Due to the different rates of learning expressed by greatly differing students, a recent educational trend has developed that responds to different learner needs through the introduction of programed or individualized instruction. The consequence of the use of instructional packets is that the learners must frequently teach themselves while following the instructions, thereby removing contact between teachers and students. In response to this problem, a "human" system has been developed which permits students to learn and gain mastery of knowledge at various rates. Instruction in this system is highly focused since instructional groups are formed around specific learning objectives or outcomes. Students can work together with teachers, interacting in a very human and responsive way. Teachers are able to use a greater variety of tailor-made materials and methodologies. However, since students inevitably learn at different rates, management tools have to be built into the system permitting the flexible reorganization of instructional groups on a continuous basis. (JN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Style, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Individualized Instruction, Learning Modules, Programed Instruction, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the National Curriculum Study Institute (Phoenix, AZ, January 12-13, 1981).