Past and future research on learning hierarchies

Richard T. White, Robert M. Gagne

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Several areas of research on learning hierarchies are identified. It is proposed that the first of these, investigating the validity of hierarchies, should now be considered virtually at an end because of the increased support for hierarchies provided by the evidence of recent studies. A brief discussion is given of the few studies that have been performed in six other areas. General recommendations are made for future research on hierarchies, and some plans are suggested for specific investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-28
Number of pages10
JournalEducational Psychologist
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1974

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