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Ort Publishes Pioneer Work on Application of ‘teaching Machines’

The Central Ort Institute here, an institution for higher technical studies where vocational teachers are being trained by the World Ort Union, today announced the publication of one of the first comprehensive studies on “teaching machines” to appear in Europe.

The book was prepared by Maurice Abouderam of the Institute staff, under the guidance of Prof, Robert E. Silverman, chairman of the Department of Psychology at New York University. Dr. Silverman is a leader in the field of programmed instruction, which is the technical name for the “teaching machine” process. He hearts a project at the Central Ort Institute which is experimenting with the application of this educational technique to vocational training. He has also organized seminars on the subject in Israel and France, under Ort auspices.

The Central Ort Institute has recently established a center for educational experimentation of which the programmed instruction project is one aspect. The Institute also maintains one of the most advanced audio-visual language laboratories in Europe.

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