ERIC Number: ED102534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Question Production and Answering as an Aid to Prose Learning.
Frase, Lawrence T.; Schwartz, Barry J.
This study explored whether student generated questions aid learning and, more specifically, whether the effective conditions of learning in this learner controlled situation resemble those which occur when questions are instructor imposed. Sixty-four high school students were paid to serve as subjects in this experiment. These students engaged in tutorials in which they asked each other questions about a biographical passage. Recall was 70 percent for the information related to the student produced questions--whether the student made up the question or answered it. Recall was 50 percent for other information in the same passage. Recall was also 50 percent for the material which the students studied alone. It was concluded that acting as an answerer or questioner did not affect recall for the information which was incidental to the questions, although recall was improved for the information which was related to the questions. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, August 30-Sept. 3, 1974)