ERIC Number: ED104616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Measurement of Affective Education: A Report of Recent Work by Outward Bound Prepared for the Conference on Outdoor Pursuits in Higher Education.
To assure continuing internal organizational accountability and to promote external communication and idea adoption, Outward Bound began in 1973 on ongoing procedure whereby its affective objectives were identified, analyzed, and evaluated. In a workshop situation teachers initially identified 3 to 6 major affective objectives; these, then, were subdivided into sub-goals, which created a large list. Employing successive approximation the list was first tested via actual course work during the summer of 1973. Testing was accomplished via a checklist system wherein individual behavior was recorded by a student, instructor, or senior instructor. Data were then summarized and evaluated statistically for purposes of measuring course effectiveness and establishing trends. Though different objectives were and are projected for different courses, it is hoped that ultimately various objectives and programs will be tied together in a common hierarchy. In other words, Outward Bound is evolving its objectives in a series of empirically checked steps. It is estimated that it will take two more years to develop basic checklists that fairly and effectively measure affective behavior change in a field setting which will involve both field tests where the checklist items are evaluated and workshops where the items are revised on the basis of field experience. (JC)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Check Lists, Conference Reports, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Individualized Programs, Measurement Techniques, Outdoor Education, Quality Control, Teacher Participation, Workshops
Outward Bound, Inc., 165 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Outward Bound, Inc., Greenwich, CT.