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Cybernetic Principles in the Design of Instruction [microform] / David Pratt
Bib ID 5351026
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Pratt, David
 
Description [Washington, D.C.]] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1978 
22 p. 
Summary

Social, philosophical, and economic pressures are confronting curriculum designers with the major problem of designing instruction which produces consistently high learning despite wide variation in student characteristics. This is essentially a cybernetic question of regulating variety in a system to produce a stable output. It is observed that biological, contrived, and social systems all maintain a steady state by means of such devices as recognition of desired output, attenuation of input variety, sensing and signalling functions, and intervention mechanisms. Parallels to instruction suggest five basic propositions which relate to the design of instruction capable of producing consistently high learning output. (Author)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 1978).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Ability Grouping.  |  Curriculum Design.  |  Cybernetics.  |  Educational Development.  |  Input Output Analysis.  |  Instructional Design.  |  Instructional Systems.  |  Student Characteristics.  |  Systems Approach.  |  Systems Building.
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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