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ERIC Number: ED082709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 7
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Applications of Contingency Management Principles to the College Classroom: The Con Game Project.
Swenson, Leland C.
A system of teaching based on the principles of the Token economy was developed. This system allowed students to choose not only the pace at which they would advance through a curriculae but also allowed them the choice of output mode (paper versus tests) and areas of concentration. By rewarding student participation in helping to find educational resources and in supervised grading, it was possible to run individualized courses without resort to paraprofessors. Responses to standardized professor evaluation forms were noticeably superior to either concurrent control classes or previous control courses. In the two courses for which results are reported either significant increases in student productivity or shifts in student responses to evaluation forms from too hard to too easy for the same work output were found. It was suggested that the reported learning-theory based class format of the point system might allow both effective teaching and a flexible, creative educational environment. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association meeting, Spring 1973