ERIC Number: ED085637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Conceptual Model Relating Transfer of Learning and Correlation: Theoretical Paper No. 43.
Discussed is the theoretical and practical importance of the development of learning and transfer taxonomies with psychometric relevance and of the building of psychometric classificatory systems with implications for learning and instruction. Psychometric classifications of human performances most often are based on the covariation of individual differences. A model is presented which justifies the expectation that the transfer from learning one task to learning another is linearly dependent on the coefficient of intercorrelation between the two tasks when the coefficient is corrected for attenuation. Two studies so far have explicitly confirmed the main deductions from this model. Contrary to the predictions, however, the regression curves yielded negative intercepts. Two empirically testable explanations are offered, one of which would be in full accordance with the model, while the other would call for a further assumption. (Author)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from the Project on Cognitive Operations and Abilities in Concept Learning