ERIC Number: ED067025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
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Instructional Innovation in Oregon.
Oregon State Educational Coordinating Council, Salem.
In 1969 the 55th Legislative Assembly established the Oregon Program of Grants for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction. The Legislature directed that the program be administered by the Oregon Educational Coordinating Council and provided for an Advisory Committee to guide the Council. All public higher education institutions were eligible to receive grants, and awards could be made not only for the improvement of established programs but also for the development of new courses. Projects funded under the Program have introduced techniques and changes in educational program content that represent notable innovations in college instruction, and the key element of almost all of the projects has been an emphasis on individualization of the learning process. In the present document, course and program descriptions of some of the innovative projects are presented. They include a student self-paced tutorial method of teaching certain undergraduate mathematics courses; an individualized instruction curriculum in auto-diesel technology; a law enforcement simulation project; a process-centered general biology course; and the development of an elementary German language course based exclusively on audio-visual media. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State Educational Coordinating Council, Salem.