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ERIC Number: ED046329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Pages: 13
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The Evaluation of Collegiate Instruction: How to Open a Closed System.
Smock, Richard; Kelly, Edward
This paper describes the instructional system operative at the department level at most American colleges and universities and indicates the function and relationship of development and evaluative activities within it. It suggests that many of the instructional systems within the university structure may be legitimately characterized as closed systems; that one trait of such systems is their limited use of external and internal feedback messages; that educational evaluation, whether formative or summative, must be characterized by the developer as part of a process that will lead to change; and that the initiation of this process occurs with the development of the client-problem statement. A heuristic model designed to assist the course developer who is employing an evaluative process within a closed, instructional system is then outlined to facilitate with this set of verbal generalizations the formation of the substantive problem statement. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.