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ERIC Number: ED131313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-30
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Modular Instructional Materials for Physics for One-Year Vocational Students.
Parsons, Ralph
This report describes a project to develop and test a number of individualized vocational physics modules designed to be laboratory-oriented, written at the lowest reading level, and supplemented with audiovisual materials. The report includes descriptions of the procedures used to develop, pilot test, and disseminate the materials. Each of the five developed modules (on Jacks, Thermometers, The Alternator, The Pool Table, and The Radiator) and the 15 sound/slide programs are described. Tabulated results of the student and instructor evaluation of the materials appear in tables. Evaluation results presented include the following: (1) Interviews with students and instructors and the evaluation data indicated that the materials are a worthwhile departure from traditional physics, (2) high initial student interest supported the contention that the vocational education student prefers an application-oriented approach, and (3) on the negative side, it was found that the materials do not adapt well to traditional classroom techniques and that instructors without appropriate backgrounds have difficulty with some of the modules. Appendixes consist of student prerequisites and objectives for the five modules and the student and instructor evaluation checklists. (NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Occupational Research Unit.
Authoring Institution: Forsyth Technical Inst., Winston-Salem, NC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 008 904-907