ERIC Number: ED124502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-25
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Instruction and Unipacs.
Kohut, Sylvester, Jr.
Individualized instruction is an educational program in which grade levels and time units are designed to permit the student to work at his own pace and level with the use of unipacs. The unipac, a "unique package," is a specially designed group of learning activities based on specific behavioral objectives chosen by the student. Unipacs consist of two parts: the student's guide and the teacher's guide. The student guide contains a pretest to determine the appropriateness of the particular package, a list of objectives, and a set of self-tests. The student receives feedback first from the self-examinations and secondly from the student-teacher conference, which is the basis of an effective program. The teacher's guide contains background information, learning objectives, post-evaluation instruments, and information on the evaluation of both the self-tests and the post-examinations. The success of an individualized instruction program involves the complete participation of the parent, student, teacher, paraprofessional, and the administrator. The parent should provide encouragement outside of the school environment, while the teacher's duties are redistributed so that he/she is more of an educational guide. The paraprofessional assumes the responsibility for routine duties, and the administrator provides training assistance and encouragement for the professional staff. (DMT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented before the annual convention of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1976)