Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Repp

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 11:24-26; 1 Corinthians 10:16


This paper summarizes research into the area of programmed instruction, sometimes also referred to as programmed learning or as teaching by machine. This research is primarily an investigation of the principles and techniques of programmed instruction with the view of using these principles and techniques to write a sample learning program. The research which went into this paper is used in the paper to adapt the principles and techniques discovered for use in programming a course in Christian doctrine. The programmed course is intended for use by catachumens in their early years of adolescence as they approach the time when they will enter into .Communicant membership in the Lutheran church. This paper is a first step in researching what place and use programmed instruction might have in the church.

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