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ERIC Number: ED108602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
An Information Processing Approach to Skills Analysis.
McClain, Janis; Smith, Edward L.
An approach to skills analysis is described in which strategy and processing skills sufficient for task performance are represented as an information-processing routine. Each step in the routine is viewed as a utilization of a processing mechanism or primary process. Definitions of these processes represent hypotheses about the psychological nature of the mechanisms involved in carrying out the task using the selected strategy. Important advantages of this approach are discussed and illustrated with preliminary processing routines for simple description tasks. The psychological interpretation of the routines is illustrated with the definition of selected primary processes. (Author/SK)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Students, Information Processing, Instructional Design, Learning Processes, Science Education, Skill Analysis, Systems Approach, Systems Concepts, Task Performance, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.