The role of learning tasks on attitude change using cognitive flexibility hypertext systems

Veronica M. Godshalk, Douglas M. Harvey, Leslie Moller

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Abstract

In this study, the authors examined the impact of task assignment on the effectiveness of a Web-based experiential exercise based on cognitive flexibility theory to enlighten learner attitudes toward the ill-structured topic of sexual harassment. In the research study, we sought to shed light on the use of a cognitive flexibility approach when measuring attitude changes. Specifically, in this study, we examined whether a learning task assigned to the learner impacts his or her attitude toward the emotionally charged and complex topic of sexual harassment. Results suggest a task need to be carefully constructed so that learners may adapt their attitudes toward sexual harassment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-526
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of the Learning Sciences
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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