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ERIC Number: ED098014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 177
Abstractor: N/A
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The Compilation and Evaluation of Instructional Objectives for introductory Geology Courses Taught by the Audio-Tutorial Approach at Institutions of Higher Learning in the United States.
Nutter, Neill Hodges
The investigator presents a descriptive survey related to the use of behavioral objectives in audiotutorial programs for the teaching of Introductory College Geology in nine colleges and universities in the United States. If goals and objectives were not given serious attention by the developers of predesigned instruction, reasons for omission were sought, as well as relationships between objectives and effectiveness of the courses. Of nine schools contacted, five indicated that objectives were not stated in the materials given to students. Those objectives from the four schools that indicated in the affirmative were studied and evaluated mathematically based on completeness in conjunction with Mager's concept of behavioral objectives. None had objectives written completely in behavioral terms. All the programs using the audiotutorial approach were influenced by Postlethwait's work at Purdue University. Schools that exhibited negative attitudes towards development of objectives or those that had been unsuccessful or less than enthusiastic about such course renovation were invariably those who had not formulated objectives to give to their students. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University