ERIC Number: ED222572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring and Understanding the Way Children Learn in Class. Technical Report: Teaching Research Project.
Nuthall, Graham; Lee, Adrienne Alton
This report is based on interviews with a group of elementary school children about how they answered the items in an achievement test administered 12 months after a 7-week instructional unit. Data from the interviews are related to data from further pretests and posttests and from detailed observations and recordings of the original instructional unit. The evidence obtained is used to build up a model of how memory for instruction works in 9-year-old children and of how they use their knowledge and memory to answer achievement test items. It is argued that understanding what a child has learned from achievement test performance requires an appropriate theory of how learning and memory processes work in young children. Some principles of effective instruction are derived from the data. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canterbury Univ., Christchurch (New Zealand).