ERIC Number: ED167292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Expository and Guided Self Discovery Advance Organizer Lessons on Preschool Children's Learning of Logical Concept.
Lawton, Joseph T.; Blue-Swadener, Elizabeth
The effects of two types of advance organizer small group instruction, expository (EO) and guided self-discovery (GSDO) were assessed in teaching the concrete operational skills of either hierarchical classification or relations to preschool children. A control group was taught using the same materials, in a manner determined by the children's regular teacher. Results indicated that both EO and GSDO groups' posttest performance was superior to that of controls in the area taught (classification or relations), and that posttest performance by EO groups was significantly superior to GSDO. Order of acquisition of logical concrete operations concepts was relations followed by classification. This finding lends support to the asynchronous view of skill development, with classification emerging after, and subsuming relations. In general EO-classification instruction resulted in the greatest amount of transfer of training. Other transfer task trends were also assessed. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Graduate School.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)