Accession Number : AD0759550

Title :   Figural Instructional Cues as Mediators of Rule Learning.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wagner,Byron M.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A two stage transfer paradigm was used to investigate three areas of rule learning: Venn diagrams as transformational mediators; ease of learning the complementary rules, biconditional and exclusive disjunction; and effect of constructed versus multiple-choice Venn diagrams on transfer. The results indicated that the use of Venn diagrams in prior training significantly (P = .004) facilitated the learning of a new rule on the transfer task. However, no significant difference was found between constructed versus multiple-choice Venn diagrams, and no significant difference was found in the difficulty of learning the two complementary rules, biconditional and exclusive disjunction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, TRANSFER OF TRAINING), THEORY, VISUAL SIGNALS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE