ERIC Number: ED067900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Individualizing Instruction and Guaranteeing Learning.
Fitzpatrick, Edmund W.
This final report concerns a pioneering, three-year curriculum development project dedicated to translating recent learning theory and laboratory findings into operational practice in an existing educational institution. This project produced a highly successful and unique course that teaches two semesters of economics that students can master in from six weeks to one semester's time. In the course, students negotiate individual learning contracts with instructors, making decisions on what they will study, what media they will use, and how fast they expect to progress. Detailed performance specifications were prepared first, and then media were selected and materials developed that would most effectively meet those specifications. The report explains how the course was developed, including the rationales, methods and procedures which were empirically tested. Only a few educational development projects comparable to this in scope and goals have been conducted. None appears to have been documented in the form of developmental model for use by others, as is done here. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Economics, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Learning Processes, Teaching Models
Educational Technology Center, Sterling Institute, 2600 Virginia Avenue, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20037 ($8.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Navy, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sterling Inst., Washington, DC. Educational Technology Center.
Note: This document is the commercial edition of ED 043 791