programmed instruction - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/ˌprəʊɡræmd ɪnˈstrʌkʃ(ə)n/

or programmed learning 

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/ˌprəʊɡræmd ˈlɜː(r)nɪŋ/

  1. a method of teaching in which information is broken down into small units. Individual students progress at their own rate and must show their knowledge of one unit of information before being allowed to move on to the next.