Effective Learning Strategy Training Program: Development and Assessment.
Final rept. Jan 74-May 75,
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH INST FOR THE STUDY OF COGNITIVE SYSTEMS
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Potentially effective and trainable learning strategies were identified by an analysis of a specially developed learning strategy inventory and a review of educational and psychological review literature. Four aspects of the learning process suggested the usefulness of special training. These were the identification of important or unfamiliar material, the applications of techniques for the comprehension and retention of this information, the efficient retrieval of information and the skill in coping with distractions during the foregoing processes. A training program was developed for teaching selected specific strategies, including the three alternative comprehensionretention strategies of paraphrasing, question-answering, and the use of visual imagery, in such a way as to compare the three alternative connection techniques. The results indicated that minimal strategy training showed significant results in long term retention, although no reliable differences were found in immediate testing. Further refining of the techniques was recommended. An effective strategy training program suitable for implementation in technical training was created, modified, and assessed.