Some Systems Concepts and Educational Systems Development

  • B. Michael James

Abstract

The development of a methodology in the instructional field related to occupational needs is an urgent matter if industry is to be supplied with appropriate manpower. Two well-known methodologies are discussed (Systems Approach; Systematic Approach, developed by the author) in relation to a survey carried out among Manufacturing Engineers. Other problem-decision areas needing more systematic methods are also discussed, including levels of instruction, occupational realism in education, development of knowledge and skills, information requirements, selection and recruitment of students, etc.

Keywords

Beach Clarification 

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Copyright information

© The World Organisation of General Systems and Cybernetics 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Michael James
    • 1
  1. 1.N.E.L. PolytechnicLivingstone HouseLondonUK

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