Accession Number : AD0786040

Title :   A Theoretical Basis for Individualized Instruction.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Nov 73,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Kingsley,Edward H. ; Stelzer,John

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : This research was designed to formulate a theoretical basis for a model of individualized instruction. The theory is semi-axiomatic in nature so that the definitions and assumptions used are stated explicitly. Set theory and symbolic logic are the conceptual tools used. The model includes theories of subject-matter structure and student state description. These are related by an overall instructional model. A main result shows how subject-matter structure constrains student state transitions through a subject matter. An application of the subject-matter theory is made to an existing Air Force course. A number of open problems are given whose further investigation would help make the model a more practical instructional tool. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING, THEORY, LEARNING, MILITARY TRAINING, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, SET THEORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE