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ERIC Number: ED003271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 123
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EDUCABILITY OF STUDENTS IN THE VISUALIZATION OF OBJECTS IN SPACE.
CARPENTER, FINLEY; AND OTHERS
AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF SYSTEMATIC INSTRUCTION IN SPACE RELATIONS ON RESULTS OF TESTS DESIGNED TO MEASURE SPACE RELATIONS AS AN APTITUDE. OVER 800 STUDENTS, IN 4 SCHOOLS, WERE SELECTED FROM THE EIGHTH- AND NINTH-GRADE LEVELS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY. INSTRUCTIONAL TREATMENTS VARIED FROM MULTIPLE INPUTS TO ZERO INSOFAR AS THE TEACHING OF SPACE RELATIONS WAS CONCERNED. SPECIFICALLY, EIGHT TREATMENTS IDENTIFIED BY THE KIND AND NUMBER OF INSTRUCTIONAL INPUTS--CONTROL (NO INSTRUCTION), FILM, FILMSTRIP, AND PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, PLUS THE COMBINATIONS OF FILM AND PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, FILMSTRIP AND PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, AND FILM, FILMSTRIP, PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION. TWO HYPOTHESES WERE EVALUATED--(1) INSTRUCTIONAL INPUTS THAT INTERVENE BETWEEN PRE- AND POST-TESTS OF SPACE RELATIONS WOULD HAVE NO SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON RELIABILITY COEFFICIENTS WHEN COMPARED WITH THE CONTROL GROUP DATA AND (2) THE AMOUNT AND KIND OF INSTRUCTIONAL INPUTS WOULD HAVE NO EFFECT ON CHANGING MEAN SCORES ON CRITERION MEASURES. RESULTS INDICATED THAT NO CLEAR-CUT ASSESSMENT OF EITHER HYPOTHESIS COULD BE MADE. THE MOST CONVINCING OUTCOME WAS THAT STUDENTS WITH LOW I.Q.'S WHO HAD OFTEN TRANSFERRED FROM ONE SCHOOL TO ANOTHER GAINED MOST FROM PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION. THERE IS A DISCUSSION ON WAYS IN WHICH FUTURE ATTEMPTS TO STUDY THE CENTRAL PROBLEM MIGHT BE DIRECTED. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Identifiers: Differential Aptitude Tests; Geometric Inventory (Carpenter et al); MICHIGAN; Michigan (Ann Arbor)