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ERIC Number: ED059900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 82
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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)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science Education, Columbus, OH.