ERIC Number: ED103852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Pictures and Young Children's Learning from Oral Prose.
Lesgold, Alan M.; And Others
This study examined the effects of overt illustration on first graders' learning from oral prose. In all experiments, children heard prose selections, after (or during) which they illustrated selection content with plasticized figure cutouts and background scenes. Control subjects copied or colored geometric forms during the illustration period. After hearing three or five passages, subjects orally recalled passage content and answered simple factual questions about each passage. It was found that illustration facilitated prose learning only when children were given the correct pieces for their illustrations or had the illustrations done for them. When the children selected the pieces for each illustration out of a common pool of 20 to 30 cutouts, illustration activity had either a negative effect or no effect. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.