ERIC Number: ED030726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
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Modern Media for Vocational-Technical Education.
Calder, Clarence R.
To ascertain the degree to which educational media was being utilized in vocational-technical training, a study was conducted involving a review of related literature and a reporting of four instructional approaches. Examination of literature yielded some generalizable findings: (1) Teaching of manipulation activity fy film, television, and programmed instruction was reported to be effective, (2) The learning of a certain task requires different types of observation and participation by the learner, (3) There were no significant differences among most treatment comparisons, (4) Learning tasks place effectively under various kinds of instruction, and (5) Industry has found programmed instruction to be at least as effective as other methods of instruction and has also found that it results in less instructional time. Some conclusions were: (1) Programmed instruction cuts training time 20-30 percent, (2) Individuals from all abilities and age levels can learn effectively from properly prepared programmed materials, (3) The amount and type of educational media in vocational-technical education is limited, and (4) Little effort has been made to integrate educational media into the teaching of manipulative skills. (DM)
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Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut