ERIC Number: ED080678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Development of Behavioral Objectives and Instructional Units in Selected Occupational/Technical Courses: A Pilot Project.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.; Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.
A pilot project was initiated in the Dallas County (Texas) Community College District to: (1) introduce the instructional staff to the use of behavioral objectives, (2) provide for the development of instructional capabilities in writing behavioral objectives and in building instructional materials, and (3) assure that the results of the behavioral objectives and instructional packages would achieve the ideal of relating the learning theories and strategies to the specific skill needs of the student and the community. To achieve the project objectives, instructors of technical-occupational and related courses were invited to submit proposals specifying the rationale for selection of the course, the ends to be achieved by participation in the project, and the process for achieving these ends. Proposals receiving a priority rating of "one" were funded, and the instructors of the approved proposals then attended a 2-day workshop in late spring 1972 designed to assist with the formulation of objectives and instructional units. Following the workshop, the instructors developed behavioral objectives and instructional units for their courses, which were field tested in the 1972-73 school year. A follow-up survey of 37 instructors revealed that the project enabled them to use commercially produced materials more judiciously and facilitated team teaching within and across division lines. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.; Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas