ERIC Number: ED135815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Differential Effects of Imagery Instructions on Pupils with Different Abilities.
A study investigating interactions between imagery instructions and aptitude variables is presented. One group consisting of seven fifth-grade classes was given imagery instructions in the reading of a short text, while another group read the text in a regular way. Three different outcomes covering different types of learning were registered. As aptitude variables tests of verbal ability and spatial (or imagery) ability were used. The data analysis indicated that for the girls there were differences between the treatment groups among the aptitude variables; the results for the girls had thus to be left aside. A positive effect of imagery instructions was found for boys high both in verbal and imagery ability with respect to the acquisition of simple terms. For other outcomes and groups of subjects either no effect or a negative effect was found. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gothenburg Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Education.
Note: For a related document, see TM 005 865