ERIC Number: ED158249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Students' Perceptions of Selected Components of a Competency-Based Reading Course.
Olson, Joanne P.
Because competency-based instruction assumes objectives, pre-assessments, learning alternatives, and post-assessments, college instructors must begin to establish programs with these components. To determine how valuable students perceive each component to be and to discover the extent to which students use each possible learning alternative, 60 graduate students enrolled in three sections of a graduate reading course were asked to evaluate the components as very helpful, helpful, not helpful, or not used. Four major conclusions were drawn: the use of objectives, pre-assessments, learning alternatives, and post-assessments should be continued; class sessions and textbook readings should be included and should be designed to encompass all essential information; students perceived nontext readings and nonprint resources as valuable, but few used them; therefore, they should be used only when they possess a unique value; and competency based programs appear to be a viable instructional mode for graduate level education programs. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977)