Accession Number:

AD0421466

Title:

AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPROACH TO EDUCATION,

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SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-09-23

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Describes a system as an assemblage of interdependent elements or subsystems which function together as an entity to yield a product unique to that assemblage. States that systems with which education is concerned are open systems which may receive information from other systems, and convey information to other systems. Reports that although system concepts may be applied to various aspects of the education process, this paper deals with applications only from the standpoint of instruction. Emphasizes three characteristics of teaching-learning a the interdependence and interrelatedness of conditions influencing teaching-learning b the importance of information processing in the description of teaching behavior and pupil learning behavior and c the basic informationconveying nature of instruction, and the importance of controlled information flow among subsystems and between a given system and an external system to which the system is intended to convey information. Describes an instructional system known as CLASS Computer-Based Laboratory for Automated School Systems. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE