ERIC Number: ED022458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Polysensory Learning through Multi-Media Instruction in Trade and Technical Education.
Allen, David; And Others
This report explains a teaching system designed to stimulate polysensory learning by use of multi-media instructional materials, which use as many of the physical senses as practical to augment traditional instruction. They include motion pictures, filmstrips, audio tapes, models, mock-ups, etc., according to school facilities and course needs. Care should be used in buying such expensive media as 8mm sound films, since technical instruction needs constant updating; tapes and filmstrips are low in cost and easy to produce. The system is planned for use by each student at a study booth providing privacy and protection from distraction. The student may use the material at his own pace, before or after a shop, laboratory, or small-group discussion. This system is expected to stimulate motor skills, cognitive learning, and the concomitant attitudes of appreciation, responsibility, etc., appropriate to the student's maturity. This individualized instruction and traditional teaching are compared in detail by objective, technique, work method, evaluation, and the role of advisory committees, supervisors, or administrators. Ideally the multi-media method is so organized and used that the program is systematically evaluated and revised to meet realistic student performance goals efficiently. Details of the system, examples of its use, methods of preparing the materials, evaluation of its results, and its future possibilities are presented. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Industrial Education.; California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: California