ERIC Number: ED046251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
An Application of Simulation Techniques to an Innovative Teacher Training Program.
King, Arthur Dean
The purposes of this investigation were to analyze a teaching training program in order to construct models that represent the instructional process and to develop procedures for implementing the models on a computer system. The training program which provided the framework for these research goals was labeled a "behavioral simulation," since it utilized the trainee's behavior as the most significant system component. The model that represented the behavioral simulation was implemented on a computer, and these procedures were labeled a "system simulation." The function of the behavioral simulation was to train prospective teachers by providing an environment which facilitated transfer to the classroom. The function of the system simulation was to generate and test propositions concerning this new training system by translating ideas into the system and by testing the implications of the ideas or strategies. Within the behavioral simulation the level of the trainees' average task performance suggested that the complex skills involved in teaching can be organized in ordered sequences of complementary skills. Appendices contain supporting materials. A bibliography is given. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Behavior, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation, Literature Reviews, Simulated Environment, Simulation, Systems Approach, Task Analysis, Task Performance, Teacher Education, Teaching Machines, Teaching Models, Training Methods, Transfer of Training
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-716 952, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.