ERIC Number: ED044060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
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The Value of External Direction and Individual Discovery in Learning Situations: The Learning of a Foreign Alphabet.
Three samples of 58 subjects each, selected from the students of seven eighth grade classes and matched with respect to scholastic achievement, program of study, and sex, were taught a foreign alphabet (Arabic) differently. Sample A was told the principles of the alphabet and applied it to examples; Sample B was given most examples first, then told the principles, and given additional examples; and Sample C was given the examples only. There were very small differences between the samples, but there was a clear tendency that Sample A learned the principles best, but Sample C was comparatively better on tests which measured retention and transfer. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.
Note: Publication No. 14 in "Didakometry" Series