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ERIC Number: ED039174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 14
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A Performance Curriculum in Undergraduate Teacher Education.
McAvoy, Rogers; Carter, Alvin R.
This document describes the design, operation, and field-testing of an innovative model for undergraduate teacher education at West Virginia University. Emphasizing the need for students to translate cognitive learning into performance at the time each concept is first acquired, the model incorporates such innovative modes of instruction as the specification of performance objectives, mediation of content, student interaction with instructional material, remedial loops to encourage mastery, feedback systems on student performance, and a more effective motivational system. Central to the operation of the model are: the Learning Center (an instructional laboratory which houses mediated instructional units based on the content of foundation courses) and the Auto-tutorial Audiovisual Laboratory (which provides students with skills for operating six to ten instructional machines and establishes performance criteria which must be met before the student begins instruction in the Learning Center). Other components include the controlled teaching laboratory (which permits students to bring each concept learned to a performance level through microteaching techniques); field experience (which may begin after three basic units of instruction and involves such activities as tutoring and serving as teacher aide); tutorial and small group seminars; and student teaching. Flow charts recording student progress and level of achievement and the results of a post-course measure of student attitudes toward 32 elements of the program are included with the document. (JES)
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