ERIC Number: ED030323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
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Developing the Instructional Specification. Monograph Number 12.
Gerlach, Vernon S.; And Others
Analysis of a film script that makes the learner identify and distinguish between statements of observation and statements of inference leads an instructor (or other program writer) step by step through the processes of preparing an instructional specification--a blue-print for preparing powerful self-instructional materials. There are four parts to an instructional specification: the terminal behavior, the behavior that the self-instructional material should develop in the learner; the instructional cue, a stimulus (word, sentence, pictures) that spurs the learner on to a specific terminal behavior; the elicitor, a statement or question that elicits from the learner either a terminal behavior or a response or responses which he must make before the instructional cue will mediate the terminal behavior; and last, a specification of the Limits of the Stimulus class that controls the desired responses. By means of self-correcting questions and answers and problems, the instructor's constant and active participation is secured so that by the end of the monogram, he has learnt the component parts and rationale of an instructional specification and, indeed, should be able to formulate one himself. The script is appended. (GO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.