ERIC Number: ED078932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Vicarious Transfer of Affirmative and Relational Concepts.
Walls, Richard T.; Rude, Stanley H.
The present experiment compared direct and vicarious transfer in the attainment of affirmative and relational concepts. Second and third grade children were randomly paired as model and observer. The latter observed his yoked model solve the initial two-dimensional problem before solving the intrarule transfer task himself. No differences in solution difficulty were apparent in the affirmative (color) versus relational (size) comparison. Children of this age may have equal facility with these concepts even though relational values are learned later than affirmative ones. Models showed significant positive transfer for relational and affirmative concepts; however, observers did not. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25 - March 1, 1973)