ERIC Number: ED202735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Using a Chart-table Medium to Focus Students' Attention on Science Concepts.
Holliday, William G.; Benson, Garth D.
A study is presented which utilizes a selective attention model to investigate the learning effects of different questioning strategies under four experimental conditions using a non-prose medium (science textbook chart) containing information of varying established difficulty. A 14-row, 4-column chart describing 14 vitamins was used to present four characteristics as established in pre-experimental study. Questions derived from the chart were paraphrased and randomly assigned in a counter balanced fashion to sub-groups of students within each group. A sample of 299 high school biology students enrolled in two high schools was randomly assigned to five treatment-control sub-groups. Findings are reported relating to students' being permitted to inspect the posttest before administration, to the importance of emphasis on study questions, and to variations in methods of focusing attention. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Advisory Committee on Educational Research, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (54th, Grossinger's in the Catskills, Ellenville, NY, April 5-8, 1981). Contains light and broken type.