ERIC Number: ED158868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Influence of Rule Structure and Problem Composition on Conceptual Learning Among Rural Hawaiian Children. Technical Report #75.
Ciborowski, Tom; Price-Williams, D.
The conceptual and problem solving skills of Hawaiian rural elementary school students in the Kamehameha Early Education Program were investigated by comparing the logical connecting rules of conjunction (red and triangle) to inclusive disjunction (red and/or triangle) with respect to Traditional problems (selection of attributes from 2 different dimensions and connecting them via a logical rule) vs. Intradimensional problems (selection of attributes from the same dimension and connecting them via a logical rule). Background information briefly sketches learning paradigms, logical connecting rules, and Traditional and Intradimensional problems. Among the results briefly discussed was the major finding that the Intradimensional problems were easier to solve than the Traditional problems and that the children solved the Intradimensional problems on the basis of the simplest available rule. A surprising finding was that children did not find conjunction easier than disjunction. (SE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Mental Retardation Research Center.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI. Kamehameha Early Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii