ERIC Number: ED041316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Developmental Study of Facilitation and Interference in Children's Paired-Associate Learning.
Bean, Joan P.; Rohwer, William D., Jr.
The purpose of the document is to assess facilitating and interfering effects of various strategies in samples of children from elementary and high school grade levels. Participating in the paired-associate study were 160 children, 40 each from first, third, sixth, and eleventh grades. Subjects were required to learn a 36-item aurally presented paired-associate list under one of four conditions: (1) the traditional manner, empty control; (2) oral rote rehearsal of each pair, rote rehearsal; (3) with the aid of experimenter provided sentences, sentence provided; (4) with the aid of subject generated sentences, sentence generation. It was found that subjects who were given the facilitation instructions, sentence generated and sentence provided, performed significantly better at all grade levels than did subjects in the rote rehearsal and empty control. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention, March, 1969