programmed instruction
noun Date: 1961 instruction through information given in small steps with each requiring a correct response by the learner before going on to the next step

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Programmed instruction — is the name of the technology invented by the behaviorist B.F. Skinner to automate teaching. It was based on his theory of Verbal Behavior as a means to accelerate conventional educational learning. Programmed InstructionIt consists of self… …   Wikipedia

  • programmed instruction — UK [ˌprəʊɡræmd ɪnˈstrʌkʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌproʊɡræmd ɪnˈstrʌkʃən] or programmed learning UK [ˌprəʊɡræmd ˈlɜː(r)nɪŋ] / US [ˌproʊɡræmd ˈlɜrnɪŋ] noun [uncountable] a method of teaching in which information is broken down into small units. Individual… …   English dictionary

  • programmed instruction — n. instruction in which individual students answer questions about a unit of study at their own rate, checking their own answers and advancing only after answering correctly …   English World dictionary

  • programmed instruction — noun : instruction through information given in small steps with each requiring a correct response by the learner before going on to the next step * * * Educ. a progressively monitored, step by step teaching method, employing small units of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • programmed instruction — Educ. a progressively monitored, step by step teaching method, employing small units of information or learning material and frequent testing, whereby the student must complete or pass one stage before moving on to the next. Also called… …   Universalium

  • programmed instruction — pro|grammed in|struc|tion [ ,prougræmd ın strʌkʃən ] or pro|grammed learn|ing [ ,prougræmd lɜrnıŋ ] noun uncount a method of teaching in which information is broken down into small units. Individual students progress at their own rate and must… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • programmed instruction — pro′grammed instruc′tion n. edu a monitored, step by step teaching method in which a student must master one stage before moving on to the next • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • programmed learning — noun Learning by programme (qv above) • • • Main Entry: ↑programme * * * programmed learning variant UK [ˌprəʊɡræmd ˈlɜː(r)nɪŋ] US [ˌproʊɡræmd ˈlɜrnɪŋ] Main entry: programmed instruction * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • programmed learning — programmed instruction UK [ˌprəʊɡræmd ɪnˈstrʌkʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌproʊɡræmd ɪnˈstrʌkʃən] or programmed learning UK [ˌprəʊɡræmd ˈlɜː(r)nɪŋ] / US [ˌproʊɡræmd ˈlɜrnɪŋ] noun [uncountable] a method of teaching in which information is broken down into small… …   English dictionary

  • programmed — pro·grammed or pro·gramed (prōʹgrămd , grəmd) adj. Of, relating to, or resulting from programmed instruction: programmed learning. * * * …   Universalium

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