ERIC Number: ED059603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Self-Instructional System in Plastics.
Greene, Mark M.; And Others
The purpose of this system is to teach rural high school students the process of forming objects with expandable polystyrene plastic beads. Instruction in the system generally follows a three-step sequence in which the student: 1) views one of the four demonstration films; 2) progresses through a corresponding programed instruction book; and 3) practices the aspects of the molding operation which were depicted in the film and programed text. The student guide provides an outline of the sequences of system events. Student self-evaluation is accomplished by means of the self-correction feature of the programed texts, performance checklists, and the "Ice Bucket Comparison Chart." Tests of the system, reported here, indicate that, overall, 97 percent of the objectives were attained by at least 80 percent of the students. The objects formed by the students were consistently rated "average" by the instructor/managers. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.