ERIC Number: ED071437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Evaluation of Instructional Systems RUPS and TABA. Final Report.
O'Neill, Phillip M.
An investigation was conducted to determine the extent of dissemination of the Research Utilizing Problem Solving (Rups) and Development of Higher Level Thinking Abilities (TABA) instructional systems developed by the Northwest Regional Laboratory (NWREL), the degree of conformity between the RUPS and TABA systems as developed and as used in the field, and the perceptions and extent of use of the two system. The TABA system was designed to lead participants through a series of learning experiences for each of three essential thinking processes: concept diagnosis, interpretation of data, and application of knowledge. The RUPS system was developed to prepare teachers to solve organizational problems in the classroom and to use innovative strategies for instruction. Data were gathered through a mail survey to both trainers and trainees who had participated in the programs. It was found that TABA respondents perceived themselves generally as in the programs. It was found that TABA respondents perveived themselves generally as utilizing their training with a high degree of regularity; training seemed to be used more by experienced teachers and less by inexperienced teachers. Analysis of the RUPS instructional system showed few differences among respondent sub-groups. It appeared that the TABA system was used more frequently in classrooms than was RUPS training. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.