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.
Words nearby programmed instruction
Origin of programmed instruction
First recorded in 1960–65
Also called programmed learning.
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British Dictionary definitions for programmed learning
a teaching method in which the material to be learnt is broken down into easily understandable parts on which the pupil is able to test himself
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