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ERIC Number: ED055839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Pages: 14
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The Interdependence of Instructional Objectives in University General Education Courses.
Gueths, J. E.
The author outlines attempts in measurement in the objective-evaluation component of a descriptive astronomy course for the non-scientist, how the measurement has been made, and some conclusions tentatively drawn as a result of two attempts at these measurements. The learning objectives and summative performance tests have been conceptually included. Four performance tests were developed to measure: (1) observation and inferral skills; (2) analysis; (3) model utilization, numeric and verbal forms, and model synthesis; and (4) synthesis, evaluation, and extrapolation. Only tests 2 and 3 had high enough reliabilities for inclusion in the report. Correlation coefficients are given between the areas of these two tests and with the Henmon-Nelson Tests of Mental Ability. The difficulties of measuring creative or divergent areas and observational and inference skills are recognized. (Author/TS)
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Note: Paper Presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, June 1971, Beloit, Wisconsin