programmed learning


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programmed learning

An interactive system of education in which information is presented in small increments. As each new fact or concept is introduced, students are required to use what they have learned by responding to a prescribed series of questions. Mastery of each topic must be demonstrated before a student can proceed to more advanced subject matter.
See: Skinner box
See also: learning
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Opportunities to learn are then provided be it to achieve state mandated ends or in programmed learning.
Thomas, Davies, Openshaw, and Bird (British Royal Air Force School of Education) are considered pioneers in the application of programmed learning in Britain and are highly regarded as forward-looking and creative educational research workers.
For self-study or students in short medical terminology courses, this volume uses a programmed learning format to explain medical language through a series of questions and answers connected to word-building.
Both law and allied health professors employed Programmed Learning Sequences (PLSs) (Dunn & Dunn, 1993; 1999) to achieve academic gains and improved attitudes toward learning (Boyle & Dolle, 2002; Miller, 1998).
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