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ERIC Number: ED257875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Applications of the Concept Tree and Rational Set Generator for Coordinate Concept Learning.
Driscoll, Marcy P.; Tessmer, Martin
Two studies were conducted to extend the application and explore the parameters of the concept tree and rational set generator instructional design techniques. The first study was conducted with high school English students. Results indicated that students who studied the concept tree performed no differently on the classification tests than students reading the standard text format. This was the case regardless of ability. The observed pattern of results for use of the rational set generator was the exact reverse of the anticipated pattern. The second study involved application of the concept tree and rational set generator to the teaching of behavior management concepts. Junior and senior teacher education students represented an older population with a wide range of ability. Lower ability students were expected to profit by the concept tree presentation of definitions. The concept tree method may be more effective for some types of content than others. The rational set generator might be used to facilitate concept learning. Further research concerning the effectiveness and parameters of the concept tree and rational set generator is recommended. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A