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ERIC Number: ED139031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Simultaneous or Sequential Sequences and the Presence of a Heuristic Rule in Teaching Coordinate Concepts.
Olsen, James B.; And Others
A total of 169 college students participated in two experiments investigating the effects of eight instructional sequences and the presence of a heuristic rule in the teaching of four coordinate concepts: trochaic, iambic, dactylic, and anapestic poetic meters. A four-factor experimental design was used: pure simultaneous or sequential presentation of the four concepts; presence or absence of a mixed instructional sequence providing a rule and an example; presence or absence of practice items; and presence or absence of a heuristic rule for classifying the concepts. A classification test provided a measure of the effectiveness of the instructional treatments. Measures of instructional time and test time provided data on the efficiency of the treatments. Results indicated that the optimum treatment in these experiments was simultaneous-mixed-heuristic, which required less instructional time and less test time, and which led to higher student posttest scores. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 1977)