Accession Number:

AD0621923

Title:

CORRECTION AND REVIEW ON SUCCESSIVE PARTS IN LEARNING A HIERARCHICAL TASK,

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ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA TRAINING RESEARCH LAB

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Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

A common assumption, supported by the theoretical formulations of Ausubel 1963 and Gagne 1965 and the programming techniques advocated by Crowder 1960, is that learning and retention of a hierarchical task are both facilitated by mastering each successive part before proceeding to the next part. On the basis of this assumption it was hypothesized that in a hierarchical learning task, a if part I is mastered, Ss are able to learn part II faster and with fewer errors than if part I is not mastered before proceeding to part II, etc. b when the terminal test requires every S to review previously presented materials until he is able to answer every question correctly, Ss who are required to master each successive part of the task before proceeding take less total time to master the terminal test than Ss who proceed from part to part with no requirement of mastery c Ss who are required to master each successive part of the task before proceeding retain the material better than Ss who proceed from part to part with no requirement of mastery even when the terminal test requires every S to review previously presented materials until he is able to answer every question correctly. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE