ERIC Number: ED202463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Effects of Context, Retrieval Cues and Sequencing on Learning and Retention of Fact from Film.
McMeen, George R.
Two studies of meaningful learning in the utilization of educational film examined the effects of context, retrieval clues, and sequencing, using 39 students at a state university as subjects. Superordinate context statements in the form of verbal messages were inserted as advance organizers in experimental treatment versions of a film on pressure fields and fluid acceleration. Using a 2x2 factorial design for context-retrieval and sequencing variables, Experiment I measured one-day retention and Experiment II measured two-day retention. Findings indicated no significant main effects or interaction effects between the variables; however, it is suggested that the high degree of film content difficulty and unfamiliarity may have weakened possible positive effects of the advance organizers. Ten references are included. (Author/BK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Faculty Research Grant 312, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN 56560.