Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

Publication Date

6-1-1963

Abstract

Most teachers have often been frustrated by their inability to maintain control over the elements of learning for a given set of learners at a given time. The difficulty and the hope of alleviating this situation have provided an impetus for this study. In it there has been an attempt to increase learning process control capability in certain specific aspects. Within this context, the purpose of this study and experiment was four-fold:

1. To explore the use of programs and teaching machines in curriculum research beyond the boundaries already reached by other investigators.

2. To investigate, by use of teaching machine, the effect of learner aptitude on the criterion measures of completion time for program, error rate, and the total learning accomplished as measured by a post-test.

3. To investigate, by use of teaching machine, the effect of step size and linear branching in a teaching program in space perception through application of the following criteria: time required to complete the programs, error rate, and post-test scores.

4. To investigate, by use of teaching machine, applications of programmed instruction for some aspects of problem solving in space perception.

Document Type

Dissertation

Language

English

Degree Name

Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

First Committee Member (Chair)

Winslow Sims

Second Committee Member

Arthur Steger

Third Committee Member

Patrick D. Lynch

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