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ERIC Number: EJ1144545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Multimedia Instruction Presented by Integrated Context to Enhance Understanding of Compass-and- Straightedge Construction
Chen, Ming-Jang; Lee, Chun-Yi; Lei, Kin Hang; Tso, Tai-Yih; Lin, Shih-Li
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v13 n7 p3735-3752 Jul 2017
This study examined the effectiveness of an integrated context approach to the instruction of basic compass-and-straightedge construction. The formulation of a perpendicular bisector of a segment was used as a knowledge module to guide students from the pre-attention level to the elaboration level of information processing. The students were expected to select and organize information in their working memory for integration with prior knowledge. The knowledge module was presented in a multimedia environment using a pre-training and rehearsal approach. In immediate and delayed test results, integrated context learning proved significantly more effective than the traditional context in preparing students to deal with retention problems and transfer problems, regardless of the students' prior knowledge. These findings demonstrate the effectiveness of integrated context in the instruction of compass-and-straightedge construction; however, the factors that actually facilitate learning have yet to be fully elucidated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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