ERIC Number: ED067700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Non-Verbal Communication in Students' Abstract Understanding of a Technological Concept in Junior and Senior High Industrial Arts. Final Report.
Israel, Everett N.
To establish instructional guidelines for enabling junior and senior high school students to develop an understanding of a technical concept, this study sought to determine whether a verbal instructional medium complementing a nonverbal instructional medium would result in the development of a higher level of abstract understanding of a preselected technical concept than the use of either medium alone or the verbal instructional medium supplementing the nonverbal medium. The procedure of the study involved (1) selecting a technical concept, (2) developing a subordinate hierarchy, (3) writing test materials to measure abstract learning, (4) determining the test's reliability, (5) identifying the sample, (6) collecting the data, and (7) analyzing the data. Results of the study indicated that the guidelines used to plan the verbal medium complementing the nonverbal lesson resulted in students acquiring the largest amount of abstract understanding of a technical principle. The results also indicated that intellectual maturation affected students' abilities to develop an abstract understanding of a technical procedure. (Author/DI)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Coll. of Human Resources and Education.