ERIC Number: ED175440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Self-Discovery of Improved Strategies.
This paper describes an approach to task analysis which seeks to identify potential sources of difficulty in the self-discovery of improved procedures by students who have been taught simpler procedures. The approach considers novices' procedures in terms of the changes needed to produce an expert procedure; the knowledge required to make those changes, and the processing demands of acquiring that knowledge, can then be determined. An analysis of strategy improvement in a relatively simple domain--single digit arithmetic--is provided as an example. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Best copy available; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)