ERIC Number: ED093268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Learning Principles in Instruction.
Holland, James G.; And Others
A course was designed to teach the use of learning principles in the development of teaching materials reflecting the best in the present state of the "theory of instruction." Based on Keller's Personalized Instruction System, the course aimed to establish in students a working knowledge of behavioral principles, the ability to discriminate among a broad range of educational materials teaching widely different learning tasks, and the ability to produce educational materials. There are 34 units in the course, designed for self-paced instruction. The course went through three trails, the first two with curriculum specialists and graduate students in education and the final trail--hands-off field test--with 46 undergraduates at Emerson College. The evaluation of the course consisted principally in criterion questions administered as a pretest and as a posttest. The percent gain was in all instances high, but with the undergraduates the final scores were not completely satisfactory, a fact attributed to the lack of monitoring. The material should produce competence in critical judgement and production of curriculum materials for graduate students. (WH)
Descriptors: College Students, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Education Courses, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Graduate Students, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.