ERIC Number: ED256318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Compositional Syntactic Placement and Simple Concept Learning in Female Adults.
Hart, Russ A.
A media attribute approach was used in a study which hypothesized that compositional syntactic placement may bridge the processing link between the learner's cognitive capacity and the demands of a simple concept attainment task. Compositional syntactic placement refers to the relative horizontal position of the primary symbol or object within a frame (left, central, or right) in relation to other study elements. The experiment questioned whether a particular horizontal frame position was warranted in relation to predictive ability and field dependence/independence. Compositional syntactic placement was manipulated by producing three versions of a videotaped program that were identical, with the exception of 10 visual test stimuli. The 9-minute program, which was entitled"Obstacles to Career Growth--Sex Roles," contained 10 simple concepts on sex role indicators. Subjects were 152 women (ages 19 to 72) who attended a nonformal workshop conducted in the central Georgia area on "Sex Roles and How to Get Out of Them." Results indicated that composition syntactic placement significantly increased simple concept learning, and aptitude-treatment interactions were observed. Forty-one references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Anaheim, CA, January 17-23, 1985). For entire proceedings, see IR 011 621.