Accession Number : AD0635491

Title :   A REVIEW OF EFFORTS TO ORGANIZE INFORMATION ABOUT HUMAN LEARNING, TRANSFER, AND RETENTION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Nov 65.

Corporate Author : SAN JOSE STATE COLL CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ginsberg, Rose ; mcCullers,John C. ; Meryman,John J. ; Thomson,Calvin W. ; Witte,Robert S.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Efforts pertaining to organizing available information on human learning, transfer, and retention are summarized and evaluated on six criteria: behavioral significance of categories, scope, objectivity and reliability of categories, prognosis for the system, logical structure, the heuristic vale of the system. Attention is also given to several other sources of guidance for organizing information on human learning. The review indicates at least six major approaches to a taxonomy of human learning. The bases for these different approaches are: (1) general or limited theoretical factors, (2) conditions of learning including the learner, (3) individual differences, (4) physical characteristics of learning tasks, (5) task characteristics in relation to empirical variables, and (6) task characteristics in relation to learning principles. In some cases the approaches are combined. The major conclusion is that although some contributions have been made to a gneral organization of information on human learning, intense and detailed efforts toward a comprehensive taxonomy are only in a preliminary formative phase. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, DATA), (*TRANSFER OF TRAINING, DATA), (*RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), DATA), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, REVIEWS, JOB ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE