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Although mastery learning did not originate primarily

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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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