ERIC Number: ED041448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
The Contribution of Behavioral Science to Instructional Technology.
Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.
A series of five papers is presented here in an effort to relate the problems of instructional technology to insights and evidence from the behavioral sciences. One paper describes the application of present knowledge and empirical methodology, in the form of the systems approach, to the solution of particular behavioral problems. A second paper has as its focus learner outcomes (e.g., concepts, principles, skills, personality characteristics), learning processes (information selection, transmission, storage, transformation and retrieval), and the conditions of learning, that is, the materials and procedures used in the process of instruction. A third paper deals with the many ways individuals differ and with the problem of designing instructional materials and/or systems in such a way that they are appropriate for learners who possess varying patterns of characteristics. Recent media research is summarized in the fourth paper and the scientific and instructional uses of various technologies are considered. The last paper addresses the question of determining the essential structure of behavioral science and its relationship to instructional technology. Each paper is followed by a bibliography. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Individual Differences, Instructional Design, Learning, Systems Approach
Teaching Research, A Division of the Oregon State System of High Education, Monmouth, Oregon 97361 ($4.00 Hardcopy)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.