ERIC Number: ED147296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan-21
Individualizing Instruction: Purpose and Process.
Kneer, Marian E.
The author discusses the benefits of using individualized instructional methods in physical education and describes the various components of the method. General rationale for the implementation of individualized instruction is that subject matter taught is frequently dependent upon the processes provided for learning--if learning does not take place, the subject is rejected. The individualized approach is seen as starting with plans identifying what it is possible to learn, how well it can be learned, and what procedures will help the student learn. From this base, the instructor may construct programs or modules, with selected learning objectives and terminal objectives. Change from static to dynamic conditions is seen to occur at the learner diagnosis stage, through a program of testing which elicits information enabling learner and facilitator to develop a personal prescription. The prescription consists of the actual learning process, tailored to the individual student. Evaluation of performance constitutes the final stage of the process. Operational procedures of the instruction vary according to the nature of the activity and the place in which it is performed. (MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper delivered at the Mid-American University Physical Education Conference: General Program, sponsored by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, National Association for Sport and Physical Education (January 21, 1978)