ERIC Number: ED144953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Elaboration Learning Strategies.
Weinstein, Claire E.
This paper discusses a series of interdependent projects designed to further define the covert processes involved in utilizing cognitive skills, as well as the procedures necessary to train an individual in their use. In an early project designed to ascertain the types of strategies used by learners in an academic or training environment, participants received several learning tasks to perform. They were then asked to identify and explain the kinds of strategies used to learn these materials and to suggest other useful methods. Learning tasks included paired associates, serial lists, free recall lists, and reading comprehension. Data collected from this study were analyzed and combined with previous research results to produce the Learning Activities Questionnaire (LAQ), which has been extensively field tested and revised. Current results indicate that more successful learners, and those with more years of schooling, use meaningful elaboration strategies in preference to the more rote, or superficial, strategies. (Author/MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (61st, New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)