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Iowa State University

Education (Curriculum and instructional technology)

Educational Psychology

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The Effects Of Cognitive Style, Method Of Instruction, And Visual Ability On Learning Chemical Kinetics , Mark D. Lynch Jan 1997

The Effects Of Cognitive Style, Method Of Instruction, And Visual Ability On Learning Chemical Kinetics , Mark D. Lynch

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The relationships between cognitive style, method of instruction, and visual skill on learning chemical kinetics were investigated. Participants enrolled in a general chemistry course were classified on each of three factors: cognitive style (field dependent, field neutral, or field independent), method of instruction (computer lesson, teaching assistant, or neither), and visual skill (high visual skill, moderate visual skill, or low visual skill). Participants who were classified as field independent scored significantly higher than those classified as field dependent on the kinetics portions of the hour and final exams. Also, participants who worked with the computer lesson scored significantly higher than ...


Development And Formative Evaluation Of An Instructional Simulation Of Adiabatic Processes , Ying-Shao Hsu Jan 1997

Development And Formative Evaluation Of An Instructional Simulation Of Adiabatic Processes , Ying-Shao Hsu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to develop a computer-based instructional simulation of adiabatic processes and to study the effects of selected characteristics of the simulation on students conceptual development, problem solving and transfer. To study these issues the related literature was reviewed, a simulation was developed and a two-pronged research study was employed. From the review of literature and constructivist theory, a simulation to facilitate active and situated learning was developed. It included the features of multiple representations, interaction, and authentic tasks;The subjects for the study were students enrolled in a beginning meteorology course at Iowa State University ...


Using A Problem Analysis Model To Enhance Student Learning In Computer Programming , Hsiao-Shen Wang Jan 1996

Using A Problem Analysis Model To Enhance Student Learning In Computer Programming , Hsiao-Shen Wang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Research on computer programming suggests that novice programmers possess inert knowledge when trying to solve programming problems. Moreover, research on teaching and learning computer programming indicates that offering appropriate conceptual models of computer programming concepts to novice programmers enhances their mental models and reduces their misconceptions in computer programming. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a problem analysis learning model of computer programming to help novice programmers overcome their inert knowledge and learn a programming language;The problem analysis learning model combines a conceptual model and a holistic instructional approach for computer programming instruction. The ...


Learner Characteristics And Hypermedia, Sara Joan Schafer Jan 1992

Learner Characteristics And Hypermedia, Sara Joan Schafer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Children's Television Favorites And The Values They Portray: As Perceived By Children And Adults, Lori Perkins-Detrick Jan 1992

Children's Television Favorites And The Values They Portray: As Perceived By Children And Adults, Lori Perkins-Detrick

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Guided Instruction With Logo Programming And The Development Of Cognitive Monitoring Strategies Among College Students , Mi Ok Cho Lee Jan 1991

Guided Instruction With Logo Programming And The Development Of Cognitive Monitoring Strategies Among College Students , Mi Ok Cho Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As our society changes and becomes more complex, and as new knowledge and technology emerge, the need for teaching students to be independent thinkers and problem solvers increases more rapidly than ever before. Responding to the ever increasing societal demands, educators have sought for proper learning tools and methodologies to improve students' higher-order thinking and problem solving skills. In particular, cognitive monitoring has been a primary concern of educators and cognitive psychologists. Cognitive monitoring has been regarded as one of the most important strategies in efficient thinking and problem solving. Logo programming has been considered a powerful tool to help ...


The Reduction Of Computer Anxiety: Its Relation To Relaxation Training, Previous Computer Training, Achievement And Need For Cognition , Matthew M. Maurer Jan 1991

The Reduction Of Computer Anxiety: Its Relation To Relaxation Training, Previous Computer Training, Achievement And Need For Cognition , Matthew M. Maurer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined computer anxiety and its relationship to four areas: computer literacy training, relaxation exercises, achievement and the personality variable "need for cognition." Subjects were college students in a semester long computer literacy course that was part of a teacher preparation program. Computer anxiety was measured using the Computer Anxiety Index (CAIN). The CAIN was taken by students at three times in the semester, at the beginning of the course, after six weeks, and at the end of the course. Need for cognition was measured using the Need for Cognition Scale and it was taken by students during the ...


The Effectiveness Of Persuasion Through The Use Of Subliminal Suggestions In A Weight Loss Videotape Program, Margaret E. Treimer Jan 1985

The Effectiveness Of Persuasion Through The Use Of Subliminal Suggestions In A Weight Loss Videotape Program, Margaret E. Treimer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.