ERIC Number: ED109329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Matrix Analysis: A Pragmatic Approach to Curriculum Design.
Nichols, Harold E.
The paper describes the design of an Experience Based Career Education program (EBCE) in West Virginia, a program designed to provide high school juniors and seniors with systematic and coordinated experiential learning. The basic design strategy consists of a matrix that establishes workable relationships among elements of the system design, allowing flexibility in the entries on each axis of the matrix. Five design phases (conceptualization, design, development, production, and implementation) relate graphically to 12 design steps (feasibility study, content requirements, identification of resources, outlining activities, relating activities, outlining learning units, locating learning stations, locating resource centers, outlining learning plans, procuring resources, writing learning plans, and developing a record system). Throughout the design process, it is possible to revise content of the axes to meet operational requirements of the program. The paper includes a bibliography, charts, and diagrams. (MDW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention (Washington, D. C., April, 1975)