Mnemonic Verbalizations and Formal Rules in Problem-Solving

by Felix N. Bongjoh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/29/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781490792934
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781490792941

About the Book

The book is about the form in which rules are best presented to learners for effective retention and transfer to novel situations of problem solving in a mathematical context. In a study conducted for the purpose, mnemonic verbalizations (rules presented in a “shorthand” memory-facilitating form), as opposed to formal statements of rules were used with young learners for the retention and transfer of rules. The study concluded that the facilitative forms in which rules were presented to learners mattered but left open the specific factors at work that made one facilitative form more effective than the other.

About the Author

Felix Bongjoh, PhD, is a graduate of Florida State University. He studied under the renowned learning psychologist and researcher in the field of instructional psychology, Dr. R. M. Gagne, author of The Conditions of Learning, which has since its publication served as the basis for the fundamental theory pioneering types and levels of learning tailored to learner needs. Highly influenced by this perspective, Felix Bongjoh went on to work as a university researcher prior to joining an international organization as an education analyst. As one of his major assignments, he supervised education projects, working closely with teachers and education administrators to ensure: (i) that education delivery met quality standards; and (ii) scientifically designed evidence-based instructional materials used for the purpose met learner needs.