Learning with microcomputers: Training primary school children on a problem‐solving program

Tony J Simon, John McShane, Sally Radley

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This study investigated the effects of structured training at two informational levels on children's performance on a problem‐solving computer program. An informed‐training group (strategy training with detailed explanations) performed at a superior level to a blind‐training group (strategy training with no explanations) and a control group. This superiority was maintained 3 weeks later on retest. The results are discussed in relation to the processes that mediate and facilitate training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Cognitive Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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