ERIC Number: ED072643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Inferred Objectives with Instructional Films.
Smith, Patrick E.; And Others
The popular belief that providing learners with a list of the behavioral objectives for a set of instructional materials will increase their learning from the material was unsuccessfully challenged by this brief experiment. Sixty-four university students enrolled in an audiovisual education course were divided into 4 groups. Each group was presented either with all the objectives, a partial list of objectives, or no objectives at all prior to the viewing of the film. After seeing the film the groups were tested. The results unequivocally supported the facilitating role of pre-instructional presentation of objectives on the post-instructional learner attainment objectives. The explanation of this phenomenon was that the presentation of objectives enabled the learner to focus his attention on relevant material. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Aerospace Medical Div. (Air Force), Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Convention (Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8-13, 1973)