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ERIC Number: ED084148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 94
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The Relationship Between Certain Structure-of-Intellect Abilities and Achievement in a Selected Sequence From the Conceptually Oriented Program in Elementary Science.
Ukens, Leon Lynn
Reported is a study to determine the proper sequencing of the Conceptually Oriented Program in Elementary Science (COPES) on the basis of structure-of-intellect (SI) abilities, provide science teachers with some insight into the kinds of instructional strategies that could be used and help the teacher decide on the timing of particular instruction. The author attempted to determine which SI abilities were related to pupil achievement in the Mechanical Energy Sequence from COPES. Scores on SI tests covering 17 selected abilities were determined for 158 sixth-grade students. A pretest was administered as well as a posttest. Data were analyzed using a stepwise multiple regression with the posttest scores serving as the dependent variable. For the total sample, convergent production of symbolic relations, convergent production of figural transformations, and divergent production of semantic transformation were found to be significant predictors of achievement on the COPES posttest. In comparing results between boys and girls, different but similar SI abilities were found to be significant predictors for each of the groups. Convergent production thinking was found in a number of these abilities as were the three types of SI content. (Author/EB)
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