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ERIC Number: EJ1007148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Improving Word Learning in Children Using an Errorless Technique
Warmington, Meesha; Hitch, Graham J.; Gathercole, Susan E.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v114 n3 p456-465 Mar 2013
The current experiment examined the relative advantage of an errorless learning technique over an errorful one in the acquisition of novel names for unfamiliar objects in typically developing children aged between 7 and 9 years. Errorless learning led to significantly better learning than did errorful learning. Processing speed and vocabulary predicted unique significant variance in errorful learning but not errorless learning, suggesting a possible locus for the errorless advantage. Errorless methods may provide a suitable basis not only for improving language learning but also for improving classroom learning and identifying children who will benefit from this technique. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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