ERIC Number: ED209898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Networking: A Semantic-Based Learning Strategy for Improving Prose and Comprehension.
Long, Gary; And Others
The paper focuses on networking, a process of identifying and understanding the relationships among concepts in prose passage, as a learning strategy for deaf college students. It is explained that students using the technique perform three basic overlapping processes, one of which, identification and understanding of concept relationships, is the subject of a literature review. Reported are findings of evaluations conducted during three networking training sessions involving 56 students from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). During each session, NTID students were trained on the networking procedure and then asked to study prose passages and use their new study strategy. Findings using the relatively short (500 word) passages in sessions I and II suggested that networking has a greater impact on long term retention of prose than on immediate test performance and that networking has more of an impact when students write out their networks than when they network material in their head. There were mixed results regarding the performance on the longer (1,000 word) articles of session III. Appended is information on definition, example characteristics, result, and compare/contrast relationships. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.