ERIC Number: ED116557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Design of the Preclass Instructional Package for Higher Education.
The Institute for Personal and Career Development (IPCD) provides graduate level instruction in a number of disciplines to groups of individuals who might otherwise not be able to obtain a graduate education. IPCD attempts to provide an alternate program that meets the needs of these individuals by emphasizing controls which would promote more efficient instruction and learning. These include such controls as (1) the compressed schedule; (2) a mastery of prerequisites; (3) course content; (4) instructional strategies; and (5) evaluation. This document highlights the importance of and methods of achieving the mastery of prerequisites through a specially designed preclass instructional package based on the competency-based model of instruction. The package includes an introduction to the course, instructions to the student, a list of course prerequisites stated as performance objectives, performance objectives for the first unit, a study directory, exercises and problems for the unit, self-assessment test, subsequent units, and a list of classroom activities stated as performance objectives. This package is intended to ensure the instructional effectiveness of the classroom sessions and the post class activities. (JMF)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Competency Based Education, Continuing Education Centers, Degree Requirements, Educational Technology, Flexible Schedules, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Part Time Students, Performance Factors, Scheduling
The Institute for Personal and Career Development, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant. Inst. for Personal and Career Development.