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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
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The effect of different post knowledge of results intervals and interpolated verbal activity on performance and retention of a motor skill /

Verabioff, Lorne John January 1973 (has links)
No description available.

The design and evaluation of a cognitive skills assessment checklist for educators

Coosner, Carroll Diane 12 1900 (has links)
Thesis (MEd)--University of Stellenbosch, 2001. / ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Post-apartheid South Africa has seen a shift to process-centred, outcomesbased (OBE) education. Within this paradigm much has been written and recommended as regards assessment, specifically authentic assessment, which needs to be continuous. Within this transformatory model of teaching and assessment, it is vital for the educator to understand how the learner learns in order to assess him/her authentically. Because cognition has to do with how learners acquire, store and utilize information, the best way to assess cognitive ability is to assess those thought processes that are involved in arriving at the products of cognition directly. Being process-based and judging the learners' responsiveness to instruction, it becomes important for the educator to examine how a learner learns, before educators can hope to categorise and analyse the learners' ability to learn. The paucity of the data base search revealed that the design of such a cognitive checklist was imperative. The checklist had to be easily understood, practical and easily impiementabie. The researcher based the checklist on Feuerstein's (1980) model, which is underpinned by the concepts of structural cognitive modifiability (SCM) and the mediated learning experience (MLE). SCM is based on the assumption that human beings have the capacity to modify their cognitive functions and adapt to life's changing demands. They are thus open systems which are amenable to cognitive changes. Structural changes are pervasive and determine cognitive function in a broad series of mental activities. Feuerstein has suggested a list of deficient cognitive functions at the input, elaboration and output phases of the mental act. These serve as guidelines for observational and mediational efforts. The identification of the deficient cognitive function, the level of modifiability and the mediation required to change them are considered to be of vital importance to predicting future learning. This basic assumption shifts the responsibility for a person's modifiability from that individual to the mediator or educator. The basic parameters of the cognitive process are subsumed into the cognitive map. These include: content; operation; modality; phase (input, elaboration, output); level of complexity; level of abstraction and level of efficiency. The present researcher reframed all the basic components of the learning phases into easily accessible English and provided examples of sub-skills (150) necessary for the successful acquisition of learning at that phase of the learning process. The literature study was followed by a pilot-study. This was carried out in order to refine the checklist and make sure that it was, indeed, user-friendly, easily understood, impiementabie without training and that it yielded information which the educators found to be professionally beneficial and enriching. The results of the pilot-study were incorporated into The Checklist To Assess Cognitive Skills' (Chapter 4). The result of the research was unanimous as regards the above-mentioned goals. The educators all realised the necessity of linking assessment to instruction and understood how crucial it is that educators understand and appreciate how a learner learns and hence, develops. / AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Na apartheid het Suid-Afrika 'n verskuiwing na prosesgesentreerde, uitkomsgebaseerde onderwys (UGO) beleef. Binne hierdie paradigma is baie geskryf en aanbevelings gemaak oor assessering, veraloor outentieke assessering wat deurlopend toegepas moet word. Binne hierdie transformatiewe model van onderrig en assessering is dit van besondere belang dat opvoedkundiges moet verstaan hoe die leerder leer ten einde hom of haar op 'n outentieke wyse te kan assesseer. Omdat kognisie te doen het met die verwerwing, prosessering, storing en aanwending van inligting, is die geskikste wyse om kognitiewe verweë te assesseer, om daardie denkprosesse te assesseer wat direk betrek word ten einde by die produkte van kognisie uit te kom. Aangesien dit proses gebaseerd is, en gaan om die beoordeling van leerders se responsiwiteit op onderrig, word dit belangrik vir die opvoedkundige om te ondersoek hoe 'n leerder leer, voordat die opvoedkundige met enige mate van sukses leerders se leervermoëns sal kan kategoriseer en analiseer. Die beperkte omvang van die databasis-soektog beklemtoon dat die ontwerp van 'n kognitiewe kontrolelys vir opvoedkundiges imperatief is. Die kontrole lys moet verstaanbaar, prakties en maklik implementeerbaar wees. Die navorser het die kontrolelys gebaseer op Feuerstein (1980) se model wat onderlê word deur die konsepte van strukturele kognitiewe modifieerbaarheid (SCM) en die gemedieerde leerervaring (MLE). Struktuele kognitiewe modifieerbaarheid (SCM) is baseer op die aanname dat mense oor die vermoë besit om hulle eie kognitiewe funksies te modifieer en om aan te pas by die veranderende eise van die lewe. Hulle is dus oopsisteme wat vatbaar vir kognitiewe veranderinge is. Struktuele veranderinge is deurdringend van aard en bepaal kognitiewe funksionering in 'n breë reeks van denkaktiwiteite. Feuerstein het 'n lys van ontoereikende kognitiewe funksies by die invoer-, uitbreidings- en uitvoerfases van die denkhandeling voorsien. Hierdie lys dien as riglyne by beide waargenome en gemedieerde pogings. Die identifikasie van ontoereikende kognitiewe funksies, die vlak van modifieerbaarheid en die mediëring om dit te wysig, word as van kardinale belang beskou in toekomstige leer. Die basiese parameters van die kognitiewe proses word gesubsumeer in die kognitiewe kaart. Dit sluit in: inhoud; operasie; modaliteit; fase (invoer, uitbreiding, uitvoer); vlak van kompleksiteit; vlak van abstraksie en vlak van effektiwiteit. Die navorser het al die basiese komponente van die leerfases in toeganklike Engels herskrywe en het voorbeelde van 150 subvaardighede, nodig vir suksesvolle verwerwing van leer in daardie spesifieke fase van die leerproses, voorsien. Die literatuuroorsig is deur 'n loodsstudie opgevolg. Die loodsstudie is uitgevoer ten einde die kontrolelys te verfyn en om te vergewis dat dit werklik gebruikersvriendelik, maklik verstaanbaar, en toepasbaar is sonder opleiding, en dat dit inligting voorsien wat 'n voordelige en verrykende professionele bydrae sal maak. Die bevindings van die loodsstudie is in die Kognitiewe Kontrolelys geïnkorporeer (Hoofstuk 4). Die navorsingsbevindings het op eenstemmige wyse die realisering van bostaande doelwitte onderskryf. Die opvoedkundiges het almal die noodsaaklikheid van die verbinding tussen assessering en onderrig verstaan en ook van die belangrikheid dat die opvoedkundige begrip en waardering toon van hoe 'n leerder leer en dus ontwikkel.


FILIP, DOROTHY. January 1982 (has links)
An emerging theory of learning disabilities characterized learning disabled students as inactive learners who do not spontaneously employ task-appropriate cognitive strategies. This study addressed the range of tasks to which this characterization applies. It compared learning disabled and average achieving students' spontaneous activation of differential reading strategies as evoked by the situational context of reading tasks. Subjects were 20 learning disabled and 20 average achieving seventh graders. Groups were controlled for age and non-verbal intelligence. Learning disabled students had been diagnosed as such and exhibited serious reading difficulties. Within two experimentally induced situational contexts, students read and retold short, narrative passages which contained interpropositional consistencies. Within a storytelling context, designed to maximize interaction between text and background knowledge, subjects were instructed to think about the appropriateness of the passage for young children and imagine a first-grade audience while accurately retelling the passage. Within a memory context, designed to maximize differentiation of text from background knowledge, the same subjects were to read and retell another story for the sole purpose of maintaining accuracy. Stories were counterbalanced across contexts. Retellings were categorized as either evidencing distortions which resolved text inconsistencies or as accurately maintaining the inconsistencies of the original text. Nonparametric tests were used for data analysis. Results indicated that both groups shifted retell strategy in response to situational context, with no significant differences between groups. Within the storytelling context, retellings tended to resolve passage inconsistencies. Within the memory context, retellings were generally accurate in their maintenance of inconsistencies. The memory context also fostered increased accuracy for both groups on a sentence recognition task. Responses to comprehension monitoring questions suggested on relationship between retell strategy and students' expressed awareness of text inconsistency. Findings indicate that both learning disabled and average students respond to situational contexts of reading tasks. They can activate increased interaction between text and background knowledge or increased differentiation of text from background knowledge. It was concluded that the characterization of learning disabled students as cognitively inactive does not apply to the spontaneous activation of differential reading strategies evoked by the situational context of the reading act.

An Analysis of Ways of Reporting Child Progress to Parents

Phillips, David Shelby 08 1900 (has links)
This thesis deals specifically with one phase of our educational program. It is an analysis of newer ways of reporting child progress to parents. In this study of reporting child progress to parents the problem in concern is how near our newer ways of reporting approach the present trends in education which are influenced by our modern philosophical and psychological concepts.

Social influence on the development of scientific knowledge : the case of learning disabilities

Carrier, J. G. January 1977 (has links)
No description available.

The comparison of Jensen's ability level I and level II of Chinese primary five children from different social classes in Hong Kong.

January 1975 (has links)
Annie Tak-ming So. / Thesis (M.Ed.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1975. / Bibliography: leaves 46-47.

Effects of practice variability and distribuion of practice on musicians' performance of a procedural skill

Simmons, Amy L., January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2007. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references.

Ability, personality, interests, and experience determinants of domain knowledge acquisition

Beier, Margaret E. 01 December 2003 (has links)
No description available.

Ability, personality, interests, and experience determinants of domain knowloege acquisition

Beier, Margaret E., January 2003 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004. Directed by Phillip L. Ackerman. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 114-122).

The effects of time and discourse type on a writing performance assessment /

Crawford, Malinda L., January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Oregon, 2000. / Typescript. Includes vita and abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 170-183).

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