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Oral history interview with Samuel Postlethwait, 2007 Oct. 23

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TitleOral history interview with Samuel Postlethwait, 2007 Oct. 23
IntervieweePostlethwait, S. N. (Samuel N.), 1918-
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708020_pt2(Postlethwait)
Date RecordedOctober 23, 2007
Abstract of InterviewA retired Purdue faculty member, Department of Biology [Now Biological Sciences], he pioneered the audio tutorial system of instruction in 1961 which permitted students to "pace" themselves while learning a certain topic. He recounts his teaching method and style. "The greatest experience has been the response of students". He mentions MPATI Midwest Program in Airborne television which began in 1959 and continued until early 1960's. The recipient of many honors and awards including the Helping Students Learn Award from The Purdue Alumni Association in 1983 and the Charles F. Bessey Award From the Botanical Society of America in 1989. In retirement active in the local community including talks on wild flowers and birdlore.
SubjectsPostlethwait, S. N. (Samuel N.), 1918- --Interviews
Purdue University--Faculty
Programmed instruction
Genre (AAT)Interviews
Oral history (document genres)
Sound recordings
Media Typeaudio/mp3
Original Formataudio/wav
Duration45 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6639nsz
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