ERIC Number: ED172370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A 3-D Interpretation of Changes Induced by the Creation of Instructional Materials: The Development Process.
Silver, Paula F.
The central thesis of the paper is that there are beneficial outcomes derived from engagement in the process of creating instructional materials, quite apart from the benefits to those who use the materials later. Of the three stages in materials production--design, development, and dissemination--this paper highlights the development stage by exploring the benefits accrued to individuals, development teams, and pilot audiences during this stage. The development stage is viewed as encompassing three subprocesses: (1) critical review of materials drafts, leading to increased intellectual independence and scholarly rigor of developers; (2) pilot testing of the somewhat refined drafts, a process that enhances developers' leadership skills, the development team's cohesiveness, and pilot audience professionalism; (3) technical production of the final products, that increases developers' administrative skills. The subjective data base for this analysis was a funded project to create instructional materials for the advancement of sex equity in education. The author was a project evaluator and a development team leader. The benefits of involvement in the creative processes are discussed in terms of their importance to female educators. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)