5. EDUCATIONAL ANALYSIS
David E. Barbee, Ph.D., Educational Technology, must be given credit for the inspiration, ideas, and specifics in the Educational Analysis section of MAPP. Dr. Barbee designed a complete educational system based on the “the motivational characteristics and learning styles” of each student. His educational system design has much in common with the MAPP system. This becomes evident when the root meaning of education is considered: “Education: To draw out the natural powers.” The Educational Analysis section of MAPP identifies the natural powers (i.e. “motivational characteristics and learning styles”) of an individual. Schools and teachers can actually know the individual and his/her learning preferences before the teaching begins and be able to design the educational paths which fit each student.