ERIC Number: EJ595465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Perception of the Raison d'Etre in Anchored Instruction: An Ecological Psychology Perspective.
Young, Michael F.; Barab, Sasha A.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v20 n2 p119-41 1999
Anchored instruction calls for the establishment of a macrocontext to "anchor" instruction within a realistic situation. Evidence is provided that video anchors encourage students to adopt certain contrived goals over their more naturalistic goals. Suggests that goals that enable the problem solver to detect the "raison d'etre" of information enhance learning, focus navigation within nonlinear text, and afford transfer. Contains 30 references. (AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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