ERIC Number: ED383292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Learning from Learning from Instruction: Reconceptualizing the Research Environment.
Clark, Francis E.
The task of synthesizing descriptive data from the "root social sciences" to form a usable model for applied research is quite different from the task of employing, verbatim, the theoretical and methodological constructs of those same sciences. This study conceptualizes the instructional encoding conditions that potentially effect and/or affect the encounters of predisposed learners/decoders involved in perceiving, differentiating, recalling, manipulating, and/or using knowledge. A path model of encoding conditions that prefigure learning from instruction includes the following: learner processes, task requirements, resource attributes, teacher considerations, and intellectual, physical, emotional, and sociocultural modalities. The encoding conditions consist of an instructional environment that is composed of four variables: the teacher, the learner, the task and the resources. It is maintained that if learning (achievement, process) is the ultimate product of the instructional environment, then an effective (natural science) and affective (social science) instructional environment is the product of the interactions of the four variables. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the 1995 Annual National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), (17th, Anaheim, CA, 1995); see IR 017 139.