ERIC Number: ED026253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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An Investigation of the Transfer of an Elementary Science Process.
Investigated was the readiness of fifth, seventh, and eighth graders trained to empirically gather data by manipulating objects and materials with their hands, and to transfer this skill to a problem situation outside the classroom. After one semester's training in the science process under investigation, the increase in the use of the strategy of self-directed manipulation was statistically insignificant in the test situation. Gifted children showed no higher incidence of empirical data gathering processes or transfer than children of "normal" range of IQ.; boys tended to manipulate objects to gain information more frequently than girls. (GR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Discovery Processes, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Science, Inquiry, Instruction, Learning, Manipulative Materials, Object Manipulation, Secondary School Science, Transfer of Training
University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-10246, Microfilm $3.00, Xerography $6.40).
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Identifiers: Los Angeles County Science Project