ERIC Number: ED065323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Research on Variables and Processes in Cognitive Learning of Environmental Content: Needs and Specifications.
Ghatala, Elizabeth Schwenn
The research program described in this paper is an attempt to apply the integrated fundamental research efforts of the Center to a specific area of the elementary school curriculum, environmental education. The goals of the research program are to provide: (1) new knowledge about the interrelation of process, learning variables, and individual differences which will have implications for cognitive theory, and (2) new information concerning conditions of cognitive learning which can be applied to the development of sound instructional materials and procedures. A research model or framework which specifies the variables and processes of interest was developed. The present paper has not resulted in the establishment of a new research activity within Program 1 of the Center. Rather, it has provided a basis for reorganization of Program 1 so that the goal of integrating research on processes, learning variables, and individual differences could be achieved without the addition of a special "integrative" research activity. (Author/BL)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.