ERIC Number: ED062141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Verbalizing Method Influence on Short-Term Retention of Discovered Generalizations.
The study was intended to determine the effect of the mode of verbalization of a discovered generalization on short-term retention of ability to use the generalization. Fifty preservice elementary teachers were assigned to one of the five verbalization methods: speaking, listening, writing, reading, or no verbalization. Each performed on six discovery tasks; three on sorting and three on numerical problems. After the discovery was made, the subject verbalized the generalization in the manner assigned. Criterion measures consisted of presentation of six new instances ten minutes after discovery. No significant differences in retention existed between methods of verbalization. (JG)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.