ERIC Number: EJ621014
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Learning Mathematics from Procedural Instruction: Externally Imposed Goals Influence What Is Learned.
McNeil, Nicole M.; Alibali, Martha W.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v92 n4 p734-44 Dec 2000
Examines if externally imposed achievement goals influence what children learn from procedural instruction. Third- and 4th-grade children's goals were manipulated toward either learning or performance (N=77). Both initially and after a 2-week period, children who were given either goal were more likely to extend their knowledge beyond the taught procedure than children who were not given goals. (Contains 28 references and 4 tables.) (Author/GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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