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ERIC Number: ED003472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
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CONCEPT LEARNING AND RETENTION IN A SIMULATED CLASSROOM SITUATION.
SEMLER, IRA J.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH IS LEARNED AND RETAINED BY CHILDREN WHO OBSERVE THE PERFORMANCE OF ANOTHER CHILD ON A TASK INVOLVING CONCEPT LEARNING. SUBJECTS FOR THE STUDY WERE THIRD-GRADE CHILDREN ASSIGNED TO SAME SEX GROUPS OF THREE. TWO CHILDREN (1 AND 2) OBSERVED WHILE THE THIRD CHILD (S1) USED AN ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED TEACHING DEVICE TO LEARN A CONCEPT. THE LEARNING ACHIEVED BY 1 WAS TESTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER OBSERVING S1, AND ALL THREE STUDENTS RETURNED 24 HOURS LATER TO BE TESTED INDIVIDUALLY FOR RETENTION USING A RELEARNING PROCEDURE. RESULTS OF THE STUDY SHOWED THAT CONCEPT LEARNING BY THE OBSERVING CHILD (1) WAS SIGNIFICANTLY SUPERIOR TO THE LEARNING OF THE FIRST PERFORMER (S1). THE AMOUNT GAINED BY THE OBSERVERS WAS APPROXIMATELY 22 PERCENT OVER THAT OF THE PERFORMERS. NEITHER SEX NOR IQ LEVEL WERE SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO THE SUPERIOR LEARNING ACHIEVED BY THE OBSERVERS. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Cedar Rapids Community School District, IA.
Identifiers: IOWA; Iowa (Cedar Rapids)