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Unformatted text preview: hing strategy. Very often, the result is a strategy that
reflects how a particular theory would structure and organize a classroom for
learning. Although mastery learning did not originate primarily out of behavioral
theory, it is an example of a teaching strategy that can be used to implement a
behavioral view of teaching. Common Elements of Mastery Learning
Mastery learning is a strategy for organizing classroom instruction that is
based on the idea that if students are given the time and the help they need to
learn, they can learn (Bloom, 1968; Carroll, 1963). Although there are different
forms of mastery learning, all of the various forms share these common elements
(Becker, 1986; Guskey, 1997, 2001).
• Teachers divide curriculum into a sequence of units. • Teachers establish clear and measurable standards of mastery for those
units. 14 • Teachers teach to the objectives and assess mastery of the objectives. • Students who do not master objectives are given additional time and
the help they need. These students are re-taught and re-tested with
alternate forms of the test until they rea...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08