ERIC Number: EJ593664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Explanation and Generalization in Young Children's Strategy Learning.
Crowley, Kevin; Siegler, Robert S.
Child Development, v70 n2 p304-16 Mar-Apr 1999
This study tested three hypothesized mechanisms through which explanations might facilitate problem-solving strategy generalization in kindergarteners through second graders. Results suggested that explanations facilitated generalization through the creation of novel goal structures that enabled children to persist in use of the new strategy despite potential interference from competing strategies. Facilitative effect of explanation varied by age. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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