ERIC Number: ED117644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of a Superordinate Context on the Learning and Retention of Facts for Second and Fourth Grade Children.
Pastore, Nancy A.
The purpose of this study was to provide a more complete understanding of the storage and retrieval processes of developmentally different youngsters. Forty-four second and fourth grade subjects were given a lesson consisting of 25 facts to learn and remember. Half of the group learned the facts in a context containing superordinate statements (topic sentences), the other half with coordinate (related) statements. Half of the subjects went through free recall sessions before the retention test while half did not. Significantly greater recall and recognition was found for second grade subjects going through coordinate learning and free recall retention treatments, and fourth grade subjects going through superordinate learning and straight retention treatments. Free recall sessions were taped and analyzed. Implications for cognitive-developmental research and instructional modes are discussed. (Author/MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., April 1975)