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ERIC Number: ED108930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 221
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An Investigation of Transfer of Learning as Mediated by Three Instructional Methods of Teaching Selected Mathematical Generalizations.
McClintock, Coy Edwin
This study was designed to compare the effects of three methods of mathematics instruction on variables related to transfer of learning. The three methods compared were expository, rule-and-example, and discovery; the dependent variables involved representational, contextual, and difficulty components of the domain of transfer, Students (N = 180) enrolled in geometry courses at several schools were given semi-programed self-instructional booklets; each booklet reflected one of the three methods. All groups studied seven mathematical sequences. A posttest designed by the experimenter to yield scores on three factors was then administered. Students using all instructional modes were able to transfer learning to the new learning tasks. For all groups transfer to tasks similar to the training tasks was greater than transfer to very dissimilar tasks. Students in the highest achievement category showed greatest transfer for all variables. No significant differences attributable to instructional method were determined. (SD)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia