ERIC Number: ED059521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Vicarious Transfer of Rule and Attribute Learning with Low and High Level Concepts.
Walls, Richard T.; Rude, Stanley H.
Contributions of rule, attribute, and complete learning to solution of low (conjunctive) and high (conditional) level concept attainment problems were assessed in 2 experiments. Direct learning and transfer of models was compared with vicarious learning and transfer of observers. Subjects in the latter condition observed yoked models solve the initial problem before solving the intrarule transfer task themselves. Conjunctive results were similar for models and observers with efficient solution occurring for both. However, much greater positive transfer was apparent for models than observers in the conditional task. The findings also provide a replication of earlier work in rule and attribute learning. (Author)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Learning, Models, Performance Factors, Problem Solving, Responses, Transfer of Training
Richard, T. Walls, Educational Psychology, 806 F.T.A., West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, W. Va.
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.