ERIC Number: ED034708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Instructional Performance Library.
Bickimer, David A.
There is a great need for instructional materials which are useful in the professional preparation of teachers, particularly materials to fit a multi-media learning environment. It is helpful to distinguish between such materials and the ways in which they can be used and the various educational purposes thereby served. The procedures or formats used in staff development programs can be called "protocols"--the way things are done, the step-by-step process by which the goals of professional growth programs are accomplished. "Protocol materials" are then defined as audiovisual components of a protocol which are not created within the specific occasion of the protocol. Protocol materials can "hop" from protocol to protocol, e.g., an audiovisual model of a paraprofessional leading a small group discussion may be used in an illustrated lecture or in the more highly structured protocols of model-making or miniteaching. Greater flexibility is thus possible, but no "mix" of protocols and protocol materials is of educational worth until the protocol purposes (e.g., the acquisition of various skills, the development of certain attitudes, etc.) are delineated. Some agency or amalgam of agencies should systematically collect and distribute or create and make available such materials in an "Instructional Performance Library," a national communications network which distinguishes materials, formats, and purposes while monitoring results achieved by using certain purposes. (JS)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, Information Needs, Library Networks, Protocol Materials
Instructor Development, General Learning Corp., 3 E. 54th St., New York, N.Y. 10022 (Free)
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