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ERIC Number: ED441687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 18
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Ausubel and Piaget: A Contemporary Investigation.
Williams, Karen A.; Marek, Edmund A.
The study was designed to allow the investigation of the following research questions: (1) What are the magnitude and direction of measurable significant differences in meaningful learning orientation and meaningful understanding of physics concepts between students with learning cycle (LC) instruction and those with meaningful verbal reception learning (MVRL) instruction? (2) What are the magnitude and direction of measurable significant differences in meaningful understanding of physics concepts measured by conceptual questions, problem-solving, and mental models between students with the LC and MVRL instruction? (3) Which variable (reasoning ability, meaningful learning orientation, prior knowledge, or instructional treatment) is the best predictor of overall meaningful understanding of physics concepts? and (4) Which variable (reasoning ability, meaningful learning orientation, prior knowledge, or instructional treatment) is the best predictor for each sub-measure of meaningful physics understanding? This study was born from the idea that the Piagetian theory of learning is very similar to Ausubel's theory of meaningful learning. This study is really a comparison of the two theories, the blending of the two theories. (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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