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ERIC Number: ED124895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Delayed Retention of Information Learned to Criterion for Proficiency Modular Instruction in a College Reading Methods Course.
Dishner, Ernest K.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to examine the degree of forgetting of meaningful information learned to 90% criterion by thirty-nine college students in two introductory reading methods classes in the word recognition (exclusive of phonics) module of those classes. The amount of information gained was compared to forgetting to determine the percent of information lost by forgetting over a four to six week period. With the determinate gain technique used in this study, it was found that 19.3% of the information gained in this one module of the course was lost to forgetting, which is a considerably lower rate of forgetting than Ebbinghaus suggested for meaningless material. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the 1973 National Reading Conference