ERIC Number: ED114805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Wissensstruktur und Wahl von Informationstexten. (The Structure of Knowledge and the Search for Information). Research Bulletin No. 3.
Flammer, August; And Others
The experiment described in this paper is concerned with prose learning. In the field of the psychology of learning, a section was arbitrarily chosen and covered by 21 passages of equal length. Six contained the essential information concerning the six keywords (elements) of the domain. The fifteen others dealt with all possible relationships between two single elements. The contents of each passage could be identified by the chapter's heading. The subjects were teacher training college students. They were instructed to read any text which they thought would yield the most information concerning the section as a whole. The same procedure was repeated twelve times, after which the learning phase was terminated and posttests were administered. In order to predict the subjects' choices, mathematical formulas were developed to demonstrate that the subjects tended to choose texts with which they were not acquainted, but about which they already had relevant knowledge. This hypothesis was verified. (RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fribourg Univ. (Switzerland).
Note: Text in German; Includes a lengthy abstract in English, a brief resume in French