ERIC Number: ED229903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Maps as Schema for Gifted Learners.
Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E.
Junior high school aged academically precocious youths participated in two experiments. In Experiment 1, Ss were required to closely process a spatially organized map or a list map prior to hearing a related prose passage. In Experiment 2, a spatially organized map was presented either before or after Ss listened to prose passages. Results indicated that although occurrence of presentation of the spatially organized map made no difference in amounts of information recalled, spatially organized maps facilitated recall of related prose material significantly more than list maps. Results also indicated that Ss in spatially organized conditions and Ss in prior presentation conditions were able to reconstruct accurately map features significantly better than the other conditions. In addition, Ss in spatially organized and prior presentation conditions appeared to benefit from the spatial organization rather than individual feature imagery, while Ss in list and posterior presentation conditions appeared to rely upon individual feature imagery. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).