Accession Number:

AD0419122

Title:

A CLASSIFICATION OF LEARNING TASKS IN CONVENTIONAL LANGUAGE,

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Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMAPIGN

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Report Date:

1963-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Classifying learning tasks may aid in analyzing training requirements and applying learning principles. To this end the term learning task is defined for purposes of the classification, and a descriptive system is introduced for analyzing training requirements and for relating various practice conditions. A logically exhaustive classification is presented. Learning tasks are categorized by applying the definitional criteria sequentially. Major categories are perceptual-motor, discovery, under standing, perceptual judgment, and memorizing, corresponding roughly with common usage of the terms. The criteria for class membership are of three kinds a discrepancies between criterion performance and initial skills of trainees, b restrictions on practice conditions considered legitimate in meeting the particular performance test, and c the kind of overt behavior constituting criterion performance and the allowable alternatives in such performance. The restricted applicability of generalizations about learning to certain categories is discussed.

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Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE