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ERIC Number: ED173357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-28
Pages: 16
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Effects of Instructional Objectives on Relevant and Incidental Learning for Experienced and Inexperienced Possessors.
Morse, Jean A.; Morse, P. Kenneth
In two identical experiments, undergraduate students were randomly assigned to study course-appropriate prose learning materials under one of four experimental conditions (two levels of experience with objectives by two levels of possession of objectives). Achievement on objectives-relevant test items was significantly higher for possessors regardless of experience. No significant difference due to experience was found for incidental learning scores. This lack of support for previously-reported findings showing decreased incidental learning for experienced possessors of objectives is attributed to differences in the relevance of the learning materials and the nature of the task conditions. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)