Effects of explanation to self and others with mental model diagrams during science learning

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Education
Department Educational Psychology
Author Summers, Kelly Renee
Title Effects of explanation to self and others with mental model diagrams during science learning
Date 2015-08
Description This study examined the use of diagram representations (correct or correct and incorrect models) when combined with self-explanation or explaining to another in a learning environment. Thirty-five learners with low prior knowledge were assigned to one of four conditions: self-explain with a correct model, self-explain with both correct and incorrect models, explain to another with a correct model, or explain to another with both correct and incorrect models. Results at post-test showed that explaining to another increased declarative knowledge development. Scores on inferential knowledge suggest an interaction, such that learners may learn more with comparison models when self-explaining to themselves, but learn more from correct models when explaining to another. These finding suggest that learners may benefit from different materials when learning activities include content production for others as compared to study by oneself.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Diagrams; Explanation; Mental Models; Self-Explanation
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Kelly Renee Summers 2015
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 26,785 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3952
ARK ark:/87278/s6bc76vr
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2016-06-14
Date Modified 2018-03-28
ID 197503
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bc76vr
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