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Rouet, Jean-François; Britt, M. Anne; Durik, Amanda M. – Educational Psychologist, 2017
We introduce RESOLV, a theoretical model to account for readers' construction and management of goals during text comprehension and use. RESOLV focuses on readers' experience of their physical, social, and communicative context prior to actually engaging with texts. RESOLV assumes that readers construct two types of mental models prior to reading:…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Models, Reading Comprehension
Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – ASCD, 2011
One of the best ways to make sure the spirit of accountability is reflected in your teaching practice is to make sure everything you do in the classroom relates to a specific learning outcome. ASCD best-selling authors Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey explain exactly how to do that and take you through all the steps of making sure every lesson plan has…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Fiedler, Sebastian; Valjataga, Terje – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2010
From 2005 to 2008 the international research and development project iCamp carried out a series of targeted educational interventions into existing teaching and studying practices within a cluster of European universities. These interventions were meant to establish educational experiences that would correspond with key features of international,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Intervention, Educational Research
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Corno, Lyn – International Journal of Educational Research, 2000
Describes this special double issue, which presents work on the topic of volition related to education. "Volition" entails plans to sustain motivation and implement goals, along with strategic regulation of cognition and affect in the completion of tasks. The first issue presents a theoretical overview of volition, and the second…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Kuhl, Julius – International Journal of Educational Research, 2000
Discusses the volitional basis of Personality Systems Interaction Theory (PSI) and applies it to the improvement of conditions for learning and psychological treatment. The theory explains motivational and volitional phenomena, including concentration, coping with failure, identification and intrinsic commitment to personal goals, persistence, and…
Descriptors: Coping, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Oettingen, Gabriele; Honig, Gaby; Gollwitzer, Peter M. – International Journal of Educational Research, 2000
Analyzed self-regulatory strategies of goal setting and goal striving in 3 experiments involving 55 German middle school students, 20 German young adults, and 39 German college students. Results show that contrasting fantasy about a desired future with present reality and forming implementation intentions are effective self-regulatory strategies…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Main, Robert – 1979
This paper reports a controlled field experiment conducted to determine the effects and interaction of five independent variables with an audiovisual slide-tape program: presence of learning objectives, location of learning objectives, type of knowledge, sex of learner, and retention of learning. Participants were university students in a general…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Audiovisual Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Educational Objectives
Morse, Jean A.; Morse, P. Kenneth – 1978
In two identical experiments, undergraduate students were randomly assigned to study course-appropriate prose learning materials under one of four experimental conditions (two levels of experience with objectives by two levels of possession of objectives). Achievement on objectives-relevant test items was significantly higher for possessors…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Course Objectives, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
Morse, Jean A.; Tillman, Murray H. – 1972
Fifty-two college students, enrolled in an introductory psychology course, served as subjects for this study, the purposes of which were: (1) to determine whether supplying subjects with a list of behavioral objectives causes them to focus their learning efforts on the specified behaviors to the extent that attention to non-specified behaviors is…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Education, Educational Objectives, Instruction
Kaplan, R.; Rothkopf, E. Z. – 1972
This study examined the effects of four characteristics of instructional objectives presented to the student prior to reading, upon intentional and incidental learning. The most salient result was produced by providing instructional objectives to the student prior to the text. The main findings were that (a) density increases (Proportion of…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Factor Analysis, Incidental Learning, Instructional Design
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Klauer, Karl J. – American Educational Research Journal, 1984
The main findings of a meta-analysis of 23 research reports were the following: giving behavioral objectives, learning directions, or questions before an instructional text is read leads to some improvement in the learning of goal relevant material; however, these preinstructional acts impede the learning of goal irrelevant materials. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advance Organizers, Educational Objectives, Incidental Learning
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Kaplan, Robert – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1976
The effects of four objective treatments (none, before text, after text, and combined before and after text) and two types of experience (practical and experimental) were investigated for intentional and incidental learning. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Objectives, High School Students, Incidental Learning
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Royer, Paula Nassif – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1977
Subjects received either specific or general objectives before or after the four sections of the audiotaped lecture. A control group received no objectives. Results on the use of objectives with written text showed that the before position increased intentional learning more than the after position. Incidental learning was significantly higher…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, College Students, Educational Objectives, Incidental Learning
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Kaplan, R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1976
The effects of requiring an overt or covert response to objectives when grouped before or interspersed throughout a text were investigated for intentional and incidental learning. In addition, two densities of specific and general objectives were investigated. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Covert Response, Educational Objectives, Incidental Learning, Intentional Learning
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Kaplan, Robert – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1974
The primary finding of this study was that performance increments found with whole presentations of instructional objectives could be achieved with part presentation of objectives and text. In fact, the part presentations resulted in ever greater intentional learning than whole presentations. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, High Schools, Incidental Learning, Instruction
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