ERIC Number: ED074732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Incidental and Relevant Learning with Instructional Objectives.
Duchastel, Phillippe C.
It was hypothesized that one role of instructional objectives in learning is to serve as orienting stimuli so that the learner can decide which material to concentrate on and which to pay less attention to. With a brief text to learn, 58 college students received either one-half of the 24 objectives for the text, or no objectives at all. As expected, the subjects with half of the objectives performed better than their counterparts without objectives on the posttest items referenced by their objectives (relevant learning) and less well on the items not covered by their objectives (incidental learning). That these findings conflict with previous research results with respect to incidental learning could result from the fact that the subjects in the present study had practical experience with an objective-referenced instructional model. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.