ERIC Number: ED030980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Comments on Professor Messick's Paper Entitled "The Criterion Problem in the Evaluation of Instruction: Assessing Possible, not Just Intended Outcomes."
This paper comments on the thesis that cognitive style and affective reaction variables ought to be taken into account in the evaluation of instruction. Observations are expressed as questions relating to cognitive style: Which style is it better for an individual to have? Can cognitive style be adapted to fit a particular learning task? Can it be shaped by another person? How can it be measured? In what way does it aid in estimating gain in the learning efficiency of pupils? Are cognitive styles relatively independent or do they complement one another? The answers to such questions are considered essential before decisions are made regarding the role of cognitive styles in the instructional program. A related document is EA 002 473. (MLF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: From the Proceedings of the Symposium on Problems in the Evaluation of Instruction (Los Angeles, December 1967).