ERIC Number: ED036315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Investigations of the Role of Selected Cues in Children's Paired-Associate Learning. Report from the Reading Project.
Otto, Wayne; Cooper, Carin
These four studies in a series deal with good and poor readers' utilization of selected cues in paired-associate learning. Specific cues considered were color, order of presentation, and verbal mediators. Answers to two basic questions were sought: (1) Do the selected cues have a facilitative effect upon children's paired-associate learning? (2) Is the learning of good and poor readers affected differently by the additional cues? For the 72 elementary school subjects in the study, color was shown to have a positive effect upon learning when intralist similarity was high, but there was no reliable differential effect for good and poor readers. Serial (as opposed to scrambled) order of presentation was shown to enhance both initial learning and recall. Instructions to use verbal mediators also enhanced learning; but again there was no differential effect for good and poor readers. Interactions among the selected cues and other relevant factors and implications were considered in terms of constructing a program for the teaching of reading. (Author/JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.