ERIC Number: EJ586635
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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A Case Study Analysis of the Development of Knowledge Schema, Ideational Networks, and Higher Cognitive Operations among High School Students Who Studied Ecology.
Bischoff, Paul J.; Anderson, O. R.
School Science and Mathematics, v98 n5 p228-37 May 1998
Randomly selected high school students (n=13) who studied an ecology unit were interviewed, and narrative data analyzed for changes in knowledge schema. Data support the current theory that the amount and quality of prior knowledge substantially influence gains in new knowledge and are closely linked to a capacity to apply higher-order cognitive thought processes in constructing abstract knowledge. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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