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ERIC Number: ED111396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 4
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Instructional Variables in Meaningful Learning of Computer Programming.
Mayer, Richard E.
Some 120 undergraduate students participated in experiments to learn how novice computer programers learn to interact with the computer. Two instructional booklets were used: A "rule" booklet consisted of definitions and examples of seven modified FORTRAN statements and appropriate grammar rules; the "model" booklet was identical with the addition of a page describing computers in familiar terms. Two types of questions were used: generative and interpretive. Three experiments were conducted using various combinations of booklets and questions. Findings support the idea that a meaningful set of familiar experiences prior to instruction may result in a learning process of assimilating new material and organizing it in the context of that set. (JY)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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