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ERIC Number: ED121608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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Algorithmization and Transfer of Learning.
Coscarelli, William C.; And Others
Ninety students in an introductory chemistry class were divided into three groups to test the power of algorithms to increase logical thinking abilities. The experimental group received approximately 10 hours of laboratory instruction based on the use of procedural algorithms. Experiment and control groups were tested for logical thinking abilities. Preliminary analysis supported the contention that the experimental group performed significantly better than either control group on the posttest measure of logical ability. The use of algorithms explained a substantial portion of the variance in posttest scores. Theoretical as well as educational implications are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)