ERIC Number: ED063564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of the Timing of the Presentation of Two Subordinate Informational Concepts on the Cognitive Process of Synthesis.
Schrader, Clifford L.; Herron, J. Dudley
This study was designed to investigate the role of information storage and processing in the cognitive process of synthesis. In particular the effect of the timing of the presentation of two subordinate informational concepts on the cognitive process of synthesis was examined. 88 high school students in four sections of an introductory chemistry course were used as the experimental population. The students were assigned to classes of approximately equal size by a computer on the basis of remaining space. The mean I.Q. scores for the class sections were compared as a partial check of the assumption that assignment was unbiased. The results of this investigation showed that: the proportion of learners who successfully acquired both subordinate informational concepts, A & B, did not differ significantly between treatment through written programmed learning material concerning on one day and material B on the next day versus treatment of written programmed material of A & B on the same day. This study suggests that the presentation of information at the same time facilitates the ability of the learner to synthesize. (Author/RG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.; Dover Town Public Schools, NJ.