ERIC Number: ED119835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Factors Relating to Children's Principle Learning.
Vorwerk, Katherine E.
The present research was designed primarily to investigate the type of instruction needed to help children learn difficult principles. A total of 159 fifth graders (each assigned to one of six experimental conditions) read lessons which dealt with principles from two content areas (mathematics and language arts). Lessons varied in the number of instances used to illustrate the principles and the presence or absence of instruction on concepts related in the principle. Learning was measured by four tests designed to assess student's knowledge of and ability to apply the principles. Results suggested that a rationally selected set of examples and non-examples is more facilitative than one example, although one example may be sufficient, if the principle is simple and instruction is provided on concepts related in the principle. (Author/GO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 3, 1975)