ERIC Number: ED186770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development and Validation of a Competency-Based Preservice/Inservice Learning System for Vocational Teachers. Final Report.
Mills, Joe D.
The purpose of this project was to develop and field test a modularized, individualized, multimedia learning system designed to produce vocational instructors who are competent to implement and manage a totally individualized curriculum delivery system. A team of instructional designers worked with practicing vocational teachers and teacher educators to (1) determine the competencies and objectives of the system; (2) determine the content of instructional materials; and (3) formatively evaluate the instructional materials. Project effort resulted in a learning system called FACIT (Florida's Approach to Competency-Based Individualized Teaching). The system consists of thirty-one competencies, organized into six components: goal setting, objectives, criterion-referenced testing, learning experiences, evaluation, and instructional management. Each competency has at least one print-learning option, and most include a second learning option in an alternative medium. Three conclusions of the study are that (1) there are a set of commonly agreed-upon competencies central to the individualization of competency-based instruction; (2) FACIT is a unique approach that includes elements of many other theoretical and practical approaches; and (3) FACIT provides a model for the concepts it is designed to teach. (FACIT competencies and objectives, bibliographic citations of over 200 materials reviewed, and a list of 46 FACIT instructional materials are included as appendixes.) (MEK)
Descriptors: Administration, Competence, Competency Based Teacher Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Evaluation Criteria, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Objectives, Preservice Teacher Education, Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Note: Some of the appendix materials will not reproduce well due to light and broken type.