ERIC Number: EJ555971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Instructional and Contextual Effects on External Memory Strategy Use in Young Children.
Fletcher, Kathryn L.; Bray, Norman W.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v67 n2 p204-22 Nov 1997
Investigated 4- to 6-year olds' creation and use of external representation strategies in problem solving. Found that direct training and increasing salience of task dimensions increased use of external representations. Four-year olds showed a utilization deficiency in external representation strategy use in the prompt conditions, but not in the training condition, and so may require additional situational support to demonstrate cognitive competencies. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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