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ERIC Number: ED186441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Individual Differences and Materials Differences Which May Affect Keyword Method Utility.
Delaney, Harold D.
Research on the interaction of keyword treatment with materials or student characteristics in learning foreign languages was reviewed. Most of the studies implied that foreign language vocabulary learning was related to verbal, not visual-spatial ability or elaboration, conditions, and that student-generated keywords were more effective than instructor-generated keywords. There were four suggestions for future research: (1) develop an instrument for predicting performance in visual elaboration conditions not involving picture production; (2) use pretests to explore possible aptitude treatment interaction and to reduce within-cell variability; (3) determine if cognitive ability can be modified to improve performance; and (4) determine if keyword instruction benefits or hinders specific foreign languages. (CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, CA, April 8-12, 1979).