ERIC Number: ED059900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
A Review of Research on Behavioral Objectives and Learning Hierarchies.
Walbesser, Henry H.; Eisenberg, Theodore A.
In the first part of this paper, the purposes of behavioral objectives are outlined; research is then summarized, including the influence of knowledge of the behavioral objectives on a learner's performance, teacher recognition of behavioral objectives, and student attitudes to behavioral objectives. The second part presents a summary of methods of constructing learning hierarchies. The research topics outlined include the structure and efficiency of expert versus student generated hierarchies, relationships between performances on adjacent levels of a hierarchy, and the psychometrics of learning hierarchies. Each part of this paper contains a table of the research hypotheses investigated, with a listing of supporting and non-supporting experiments reported. Although most of the research reviewed refers to mathematics and science, studies in other areas are also included. (MM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Instruction, Learning, Mathematics Education, Psychometrics, Research Reviews (Publications), Science Education
Ohio State University, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, 248 Arps Hall, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($1.25 plus $.25 handling)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science Education, Columbus, OH.