ERIC Number: ED137314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Content Structure as a Design Strategy Variable in Concept Acquisition.
Tennyson, Robert D.; Tennyson, Carol L.
Three methods of sequencing coordinate concepts (simultaneous, collective, and successive) were investigated with a Bayesian, computer-based, adaptive control system. The data analysis showed that when coordinate concepts are taught simultaneously (contextually similar concepts presented at the same time), student performance is superior to either a collective (clustering the concepts in subgroups) or successive (concepts presented separately) sequence. Although time on-task was not different between the groups, an effectiveness ratio (posttest score minus pretest score divided by time on-task) showed that the simultaneous sequence was more effective in terms of student learning and economy of time that the other two sequences. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)