ERIC Number: ED206691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Twenty Years of Research on Advance Organizers. Technical Report Series in Learning and Cognition. Report No. 79-1.
Mayer, Richard E.
Fourty-four published research studies involving advance organizers were reviewed. Twenty-seven studies included an advance organizer vs. a control group (standard advance organizer study) and 17 studies included an advance organizer vs. a post-organizer group (modified advance organizer study). Results of the studies were compared to the predictions of several theories. In addition, four specific predictions of assimilation theory were evaluated: that advance organizers should have a stronger effect for poorly organized text than well organized text, that advance organizers should have a stronger positive effect for learners lacking pre-requisite knowledge, that advance organizers should have a stronger effect for learners lacking pre-requisite abilities, and that advance organizers should have an especially strong effect on measures of transfer rather than retention. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. Dept. of Psychology.