Accession Number : AD0606825
Title : TRANSFER EFFECTS WITHIN A HIERARCHICAL LEARNING TASK AS A FUNCTION OF REVIEW AND CORRECTION ON SUCCESSIVE PARTS.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 5,
Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA TRAINING RESEARCH LAB
Personal Author(s) : Merrill,M. David
Report Date : SEP 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 156
Abstract : A common assumption is that learning and retention of a hierarchial task are both facilitated by mastering each successive part before proceeding to the next part. However, research conducted on the teaching of a complex imaginary science by means of SOCRATES, a computer-based teaching machine, contradicted this hypothesis. It was concluded that correction on lesson frames teaches cautious, slow responding with no gain in accuracy of response and that in a hierarchial task in which subjects are allowed to review during the terminal test, an attempt to ensure mastery of each successive part before proceeding to the next part by requiring the student to receive a two-stage review and correction procedure when he makes errors does not facilitate learning or retention.
Descriptors : (*LEARNING, TEACHING MACHINES), (*TEACHING MACHINES, LEARNING), EDUCATION, RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), TRAINING, TRANSFER OF TRAINING, STUDENTS, FEEDBACK, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, CONTROL SEQUENCES
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE