ERIC Number: ED050165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Variables Related to Educational Goals.
Hereford, Carl F.
A number of instructional variables and their relationship to educational goals is discussed. This relationship is not always readily apparent, particularly when complex learning and many educational goals are involved. Experimentation is often needed to determine the most efficient set of instructional variables to achieve the desired educational goals. An example of this experimental evaluation is reported in a study involving a teacher training course, where instructional variables were constructed not only to cover development, statistics, measurement, and classroom management, but also to influence the trainee's attitude toward himself, the students, and teaching. The course was divided into units, with grading based on units completed rather than percentage of materials learned within each unit. Thus emphasis was shifted from obtaining grades to mastering the material. Results of the evaluation showed that none of the instructional variables considered by itself was significantly related to the educational goal. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971