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ERIC Number: ED022377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 70
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Practical Programming.
Pipe, Peter
Programed instruction causes the student to take an active role in the instructional process and stimulates interchange between student and teacher. Since it adjusts itself to individual differences in students' learning rates, it can have delegated to it some parts of a teacher's task. Characteristics of programed instruction are small steps, active participation, immediate knowledge of results, and self-pacing. Preliminary to writing a program, the programer selects a topic, writes a general statement, defines prerequisite skills in behavioral terms, writes a criterion test, and develops the content outline. In writing the program, he writes an introduction in terms familiar to the student; reviews essential concepts with which the student should be familiar; develops new concepts step-by-step; provides a "weaning" stage in which the student is called upon to put his information to work; and finally writes a summary, which may include a test and washbacks. Once written, the program should be tested, and on the basis of information gained from the tests, revised. Clarity and interest can then be attained by good editing and lively page make-up. Last of all keep your doubts to yourself and do not look at the program for several months. Time is the great healer. (CG)
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York, N.Y. ($1.95).
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