ERIC Number: ED145288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-8
Reference Count: 0
Interactions Between Aptitudes and Instructional Strategies.
Wright, David P.
Statistical interactions between two instructional methods and five cognitive aptitudes were examined to determine whether the methods are most effective among different learners. Sixth grade students (n=275) were randomly assigned to eight periods of rule-example (ruleg) or example-rule (egrule) programmed instruction in critical thinking. Aptitude tests measured reasoning abilities, conceptual styles, conceptual levels, and two kinds of formal operations. Criterion instruments measured recall, retention and attitudes. Seven significant disordinal aptitude-treatment interactions were observed. Ruleg and egrule methods were consistently most effective among high and low scorers, respectively. Deductive reasoning ability provided the most valid and consistent grounds for differentiating instruction among different students. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977)