ERIC Number: ED186207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Analogy and Physics Achievement.
Enyeart, Morris A.
This paper reports on research designed to examine relationships among analogical reasoning, Piagetian level, and physics achievement. A sample of 37 college students enrolled in a physics course participated in a three-day study and were given tasks designed to measure analogical reasoning ability and Piagetian level. Course achievement was indicated by individual scores on the mid-term examination, final examination, and total course score. The study suggests that a change to paragraph form no longer necessitates the use of proportional reasoning, nor is the paragraph form related to Piagetian level as in the A;B;;C;x type of analogy. Data indicate that paragraph analogies do not aid comprehension of a concept, and that analogies found in science texts do not enhance achievement. (Author/GA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean)
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (52nd, Atlanta, GA, March 21-23, 1979). Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.