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ERIC Number: ED316897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Alternative to PSI in the Basic Course in Speech Communication: The Structured Model of Competency-Based Instruction (SMCI).
Gray, Pamela L.; And Others
This model was developed for the basic course in speech communication, based on the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) introduced by Fred Keller and drawing on research done by Keller and his associates. The new model, the effectiveness of which has been tested over 8 years of programmatic research and refinement, stresses two key elements for use in performance-oriented introductory courses: (1) a formal structure; and (2) competency-based instruction. Under these two broad categories fall five elements of the Structured Model of Competency-Based Instruction (SCMI) model: (1) standardization; (2) a personal hierarchy; (3) reliance on undergraduate teaching assistants; (4) competency-based evaluation; and (5) use of the classroom to apply course material. (Four footnotes and five tables describing various instructional models are included; 36 references are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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