ERIC Number: ED201965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Skills Management Systems: A Direct Descendant of the Mastery Learning Theory?
Neuman, Susan B.
Authors of skills management systems may have misinterpreted and misapplied Benjamin Bloom's theory of mastery learning in developing their systems for teaching reading. Skills management procedures are inconsistent with Bloom's theory in the areas of management, learning tasks, skills hierarchy, and instructional methods. In addition, the four elements in teaching a skill--cues, reinforcement, participation, and feedback/correctives--are not systematically used in any management system that has been developed thus far. New instructional programs are needed that conform more closely to the mastery learning theoretical model, emphasizing the individual learner's style and pace of knowledge acquisition, if a true test of Bloom's theory is to be applied to the teaching of reading. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Mastery Teaching Strategy; Skills Management System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).