ERIC Number: ED070249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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The Theory and Practice of Programmed Instruction; A Guide for Teachers.
A historical sketch which traces behavioral theory from Pavlov to Skinner and explains the application of Skinner's theory to teaching begins this introduction to programed instruction. Next, three models of programed courses, Skinner's, Crowder's, and skip-branching, are described. The third section, techniques for elaborating programed courses, devotes most space to traditional techniques, including defining objectives, pre- and post-tests, organizing the subject matter, and constructing a flow chart. Some space is also given to the new techniques of Patrick Suppes and the Soviet school. Finally, a section on programed instruction in class and school suggests ways the techniques may be applied in the classroom and lists aids and devices for using programed instruction. A short annotated bibliography is appended. (JK)
Descriptors: Branching, Learning Theories, Linear Programing, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).