ERIC Number: ED209257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
After Years of Instructional Research Do We Know More than Grandma Did About How to Teach People?
Montague, William E.; And Others
Many articles have appeared in the educational, instructional, and psychological literature questioning the adequacy of the technology available for devising instruction, and the usability of the instructional research literature as a source of the technology. A systematic planning model is a useful framework for organizing what has to be done to plan and develop instructional programs. It also provides a way of reviewing and summarizing available research to evaluate its usefulness for carrying out the tasks of instructional development. This systematic planning approach has changed substantially the way in which instruction is designed and developed in military organizations, and the way in which instruction is carried out. Researchers have been investigating how people process information and learn, with the long range intention of discovering techniques applicable to the development and delivery of instruction. Research is "relevant" if the tasks studied are chosen from tasks actually taught; or if it uses a detailed, intensive analysis of the task, and of the moment-by-moment behavior generated by subjects performing the task. Current research trends are emphasizing process analysis, and will result in more "relevant" research. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Meta Analysis; Naval Training; Navy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).