ERIC Number: ED083558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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One Good Reason Why Orienting Directions Won't Help Learning.
Hiller, Jack H.
A recent review of the literature, dealing with the effects of presenting instructional objectives on learning, determined that objectives failed to raise learning in about half the experiments. The interpretation for the failures exclusively relied on a theoretical analysis of problems with the technique. An alternative analysis, and supporting experimental evidence, suggests that objectives may fail precisely because certain instructional materials carry implicit objectives which experienced students can recognize, thereby rendering statements of objectives superfluous. It is suggested that researchers in this area collect data reflecting test expectancies and study activities of control subjects. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Instructional Materials, Learning, Questioning Techniques, Research, Study Skills, Teaching Methods
Jack H. Hiller, SWRL, 4665 Lampson Ave., Las Alamitos, CA 90720
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