ERIC Number: ED213637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Designing Instruction at Three Levels for a Mastery Approach to Social Studies Education: A Practical Guide for Administrators and Teachers.
Mathews, Gary Steven
The purpose of this study was to provide New Orleans public school administrators and teachers with the information and tools needed to design a systems-based mastery learning (ML) approach to secondary social studies teaching and learning. The following information and tools are provided in this report. There is an introduction to the basic philosophy, concepts, and terminology associated with ML and systems based instructional design (SBID). The study provides a review of related literature, both conceptual and field-related with respect to ML, social studies teaching, and SBID. John B. Carroll's Model of School Learning is viewed as the major theory behind mastery learning. Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives as a basis for determining program, course, and unit goals for the social studies is reviewed. The study describes how a systems-based model can be used to design instruction, program and course syllabi, and an instructional unit. Flow charts and checklists on each of these processes are provided. Also included are an exemplary program syllabus, course syllabus, and instructional unit in social studies designed for group-based ML and developed with respect to SBID. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy
Note: Degree of Specialist in Education, University of Southern Mississippi.