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ERIC Number: ED354493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 12
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Explicating Biology Vocabulary with Etymologies.
Cardinale, Loretta A.
A study examined the effects of implicitly embedding short passages explicating information (etymological, analogical, or causal) within a given text on the learning of verbal information. Instructional materials were developed which used two different sequences, one control group receiving filler materials, and three groups receiving one of the different types of explication. A total of 184 undergraduates enrolled in programs in a college of education read text organized into one of two instructional units on the human heart and completed a series of four tests (drawing, identification, terminology, and comprehension) two days later. Results indicated that: (1) treatment groups performed better than the control groups that received filler material on the measures of cued recall and recognition; (2) the analogical and causal treatment group mean scores were significantly higher than the control group mean scores on a drawing test; and (3) students receiving the vocabulary-last sequence performed significantly better than the students receiving the vocabulary-first sequence on drawing and terminology tests. (Contains 26 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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