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ERIC Number: ED084087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 123
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An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Visual-Motor Experiences in the Development of the Ability to Conserve Mass.
Champagne, Audrey Ann Briggs
Based on the work of Bruner, Piaget and others that indicates that the child's attention to misleading visual clues is an important factor in his lack of ability to conserve, this study is an attempt to demonstrate the effects of instruction in drawing two-dimensional figures on the ability of children (22 kindergarten children from middle class socio-economic setting) to conserve mass. The Design Board Program, based on the theory that sensory-motor activity is important in cognitive development, was used. It provides the child with opportunities to perform physical actions on geometric shapes in the context of a concrete coordinate system. The main study used a modified form of the rank outcome experimental design described by Revusky. The results of the study, while not statistically significant, did indicate that Design Board instruction had an effect on some children's conserving behavior. A high positive correlation between children's ability to draw plane geometric figures and their ability to conserve mass was shown to exist. The results of the study were said to be consistent with Piagetian theory. (Author/EB)
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