Volume : 5, Issue : 6, JUN 2019




Programmed instruction was developed to make the teaching-learning process more effective and custom-made according to
individual differences. Knowledge advancement and innovative practices is intricately related with developing new abilities to
learn. Programmed learning-teaching process deals with adopting suitable instructional design for providing the learner with
experiences and organizing teacher pupil activities which is essential for effective use of curricular content and achievement of
curricular objectives. It is important for every teacher not only to have mastery of the subject she teaches but also to know
how to use various types of instructional design and aids that facilitate the teaching-learning process optimally. This paper
discusses the meaning, principles of programmed instructions, development of programmed instructional material in
teaching, styles of programmed instructions (namely branched programme, linear programme, mathetics programme), the
advantages / disadvantages of programmed instructions and suggestions for use of this strategy as an effective pedagogy.



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