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ERIC Number: ED133262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov-4
Reference Count: 0
Personalizing Instruction through the Use of Protocol-Related Materials.
Hoffman, Alan J.
An approach for selecting, modifying, and using protocol-related materials in elementary social studies is described. Protocol materials are defined as original records of an event or a behavior which can be observed and analyzed by inservice and preservice teacher education students. The approach, beginning with the presentation of an editorial taken from the personal history of the methods course teacher, is used as a data source to introduce skills from a U.S.O.E.-funded learning module concerned with paragraph analysis. The students read and analyze the selection, focusing on when and where the document was written. After the students have recorded their initial hypotheses, they are asked to interpret the document in more detail. Capstone questions dealing with the historiographical process and with the role of the teacher in the inquiry conclude the exercise. The bulk of the paper consists of the following supplements: the editorial, a tape discussion of student-teacher comments regarding the editorial, a sample student analysis and evaluation of the editorial, and a description of four federally funded behavior modification protocols for use in elementary social studies. A bibliography of protocol materials is included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Methods Courses, Protocol Materials, Self Concept, Skill Development, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Washington, D.C., November 4-7, 1976)