Accession Number : AD0262130

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF SILICON CONTROLLED RECTIFIERS FOR STATIC POWER CONVERSION

Corporate Author : VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TENN

Personal Author(s) : UNDERBRINK,G.P.

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The present study constituted an attempt to further test the utility of the perceptual vs. abstraction learning distinction in a regular classroom teaching situation. It was recognized that the ideal arrangement would be to use a multiple-class educational setting in which appropriate controls could be exercised over such basic factors as differences between instructors, course content, and student groups. A class of 45 students in introductory psychology was divided into two matched groups during the middle four weeks of a 12-wk summer semester. During these four weeks the senior author replaced the regular instructor. One group (Rote) was given two 90-min lectures per week, during which the instructor followed the textbook closely and attempted to emphasize facts and concrete examples, but avoided concepts and generalizations. The other half of the class likewise met for two 90 min periods per week, but for this group (Concept) the same instructor presented the material in terms of broad concepts and generalizations, and with practically no reference to the textbook. At the end of the four-week experimental instructional period all students completed an instructor and course rating form, and were given a 75-min examination covering the relevant subject matter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LEARNING, *TRANSFER OF TRAINING, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, GROUP DYNAMICS, PSYCHOLOGY, REASONING, TEST METHODS, THEORY, TRAINING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE