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ERIC Number: ED068512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 9
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The Seamy Side of Educational Development.
Popham, W. James
Some negative features of instruction development are considered, with focus on four major error syndromes associated with current instructional development activities. The first, Immoderate Aspirations, deals with developers who attempt to accomplish goals which are beyond the capabilities of current development expertise. The second, Feedback Fetishes, considers developers who feel duty bound to let the learner know that his responses are correct or incorrect, and to do so with flair. The syndrome of the Simulation Craze described the activity of the developer who devised a game which would also aid the learner in accomplishing some worthwhile instructional objective. The final syndrome described is entitled "Site Visit Spectaculars," dealing with the "site visits" to development agencies by the Federal agencies upon which they are dependent for financial support. (LH)
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Note: Paper presented at symposium of annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 1972)