ERIC Number: ED088448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-15
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Concept Learning As Processed By Task Sequence And Memory Support. Working Paper Number Eight.
Boutwell, Richard C.; Tennyson, Robert D.
The multivariate effect of task sequence, memory support, and state anxiety was investigated using a nonverbal concept acquisition task. Ninety-five Indian college students were randomly assigned to four treatment conditions resulting from the task sequences of 1) easy-to-hard and 2) hard-to-easy and from memory support versus nonmemory support. Results showed that subjects receiving the easy-to-hard sequence did significantly better on the performance test than did those receiving the hard-to-easy sequence. Also, the memory support treatment groups had significantly fewer errors on the performance test than did the nonmemory support groups. The instructional condition of easy-to-hard sequence plus memory support was the optimal treatment and provided manipulatable variables for applied usage. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Educational Technology.