ERIC Number: ED100522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Pictorial Elaboration of Prose Text by First-Graders.
Shimron, Joseph; Lesgold, Alan
A total of 47 6-year-old children listened to stories after which they either constructed pictorial representations of those stories from a set of backgrounds and cut-out figures and objects, or they spent equivalent time classifying geometric figures. The pictorial elaboration task inhibited recall of the stories. This contrasts with results showing facilitation of paired-associate learning in which the same type of elaboration facilitates learning. Since imagery does facilitate learning in fourth-grade children, the present results suggest a developmental trend in the development of elaboration as a cognitive skill. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1974)