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ERIC Number: EJ815535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Diagrammatic Representation and Event Memory in Preschoolers
Lambert, E. Beverley
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v27 n1 p65-75 Mar 2007
This study investigated the use of diagrammatic representation as an aid for recalling a past event for 30 4-5-year-olds in their preschool year prior to commencing primary school. The children were randomly placed into one of two groups: "talkers" (verbal memory) or "drawers" (diagrammatic memory). They were interviewed individually, both one day and one month after the event that involved making a much-needed tool for a game at their preschool. Both interviews were conducted by a familiar adult through three different levels of engagement--neutral, verbal and visual. Results showed that a combination of drawing and specific questioning ("verbal" level of engagement) facilitated better recall of detail than either drawing or talking independently. No significant differences regarding accuracy of responses were found between the two groups. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A