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programmed instruction

noun, Education
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 programmed learning.
Origin of programmed instruction
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for programmed learning

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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