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programmed instruction

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noun Education.
  1. 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.
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Origin of programmed instruction

First recorded in 1960–65
Also called programmed learning.
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