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ERIC Number: ED028969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 7
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Characteristics of Instructional Technologists.
Gagne, Robert M.
A thoroughly planned program for instructional technologists--one including selection, education, and on-the-job training--must take into consideration the competencies and characteristics desirable in such technologists. Such requirements fall into three categories: attitudes or values, specialized knowledge, and intellectual skills or methodologies. Since an instructional technologist should be able to choose approaches to instructional design and development that are capable of empirical test and public communication, he should have a set of values that maintains empirical evidence in high regard. He will need to know something about a variety of subject matters in which he wishes to work--whether this be language and communication skills, science, technology, or equipment maintenance and repair--and he will need to know a good deal about the variety of ways in which instruction is done, whether by lecture, group discussion, laboratory, role playing , or whatever. But most important, he needs knowledge of theories about instruction and the human intellectual processes on which these are based. Such knowledge provides a means of testing new ideas and approaches by the criteria of internal logic before they are subjected to empirical test. Intellectual skills required, other than statistical competence and communication skills, are those enabling him to analyze learning outcomes, measure outcomes, and construct empirical tests of learning outcomes. (JS)
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Note: Presented to Symposium on Instructional Technologists, American Educational Research Assn. Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, February 1969