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ERIC Number: ED089688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 16
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Putting Pizzazz in Programed Instruction.
Hill, Russell A.
Programed instructional techniques have been attacked as dehumanizing, dull, and restrictive. The possibility, however, that these deficiencies of programed instructional techniques have derived from a lack of creativity in application, rather than from the inherent nature of the techniques. To test this hypothesis, an evaluation was made of the Achievement Competence Training instructional materials which were used in the 5th grade of a number of schools in the Philadelphia area. The following features were built into these materials: 1) they used music, art, and humor; 2) they required interaction with other learners; 3) they presented a variety of activities; 4) they permitted the learner to report and manipulate self-data; and 5) they provided open ended learning activities. An evaluation of the Achievement Competence Training program showed that programed instruction could be interesting and enjoyable, that it could promote content mastery, and that it could foster positive attitudes by the learner toward himself and his environment. In short, programed instruction can be humanizing if properly applied. (Author/PB)
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Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.