ERIC Number: ED265716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Training Teachers of the Handicapped through a Competency Based Format to Instruct Motor Skills.
Auxter, David; Couzzo, Laurie
The study explored preparation of 38 instructors of motor skills for the handicapped through a competency-based mastery learning format. Both mastery learning and non-mastery learning formats of instruction were used to train the potential teachers. A systems approach to training was employed in a performance-based practical competency-based format. The mastery learning format involved instructional inputs with protocols which related to practical events, student responses to materials to generalize instructional information, in-class drill with feedback to selected students. Out of class activity, on a volunteer basis, provided additional instruction, drill on concepts, peer evaluations for competency, and peer drill of content. The results indicated that the mastery learning activity produced higher achievement than non-mastery activity. More time was spent by the students per time value of credit awarded in mastery learning activity. Furthermore, there was a significant relationship between the time spent in preparation for the mastery learning component of the course and performance on the examination. Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A