ERIC Number: ED030857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Concurrent and Consecutive Modes of Learning Two Vocabularies.
Yeni-Komshian, Grace H.; Lambert, Wallace E.
Various manners of presenting two vocabularies were compared in terms of rate of learning and amount of immediate and delayed retention. Four concurrent and two consecutive conditions were used, each comprising two sets of symbols (nonsense syllables distinguished by a color cue) associated with a common set of referents (nonsense forms). Twenty subjects (tenth-grade students, well above average academically, from an English high school in Montreal) were used in each of the six learning conditions. The most effective condition was a concurrent procedure which presented contrasting items in sequences of glosses in such a way that the subjects were alerted to the cue which differentiated the vocabularies. The subjects in this group were intermediate in rate of learning, but superior in immediate and delayed retention. The results also suggest that interference during learning is not necessarily detrimental if the learning conditions permit and encourage one to overcome interference while learning. (Author/AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Neurocommunications Lab.
Note: Published in the 1968 Annual Report, Neurocommunications Laboratory, Dept. of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218.