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dc.contributor.authorMesser, D.J.
dc.contributor.authorMohamedali, M.
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Ben
dc.identifier.citationMesser , D J , Mohamedali , M & Fletcher , B 1996 , ' Using Computers to Help Pupils Tell the Time, is Feedback Necessary? ' , Educational Psychology , vol. 16 , no. 3 , pp. 281-296 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 190295
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 0038a728-426d-4356-bdcd-41b759229aae
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3748
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0010649568
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Informa / Taylor and Francis Group. DOI: 10.1080/0144341960160305 [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractA series of three experiments have been conducted which have examined the way that various forms of feedback influence children's progress in learning to tell the time as a result of computer-based training. The first study indicated that delays in presentation of feedback was not of assistance and this is different from some of the findings in the literature about adult learning. Somewhat surprisingly, the experiment also revealed that children in both a feedback condition and in a condition which did not provide feedback improved their post-test performance after working on a computer. The second experiment examined whether various features of the computer presentations could account for this finding, but no evidence was found to support the various hypotheses. The third experiment compared different forms of feedback. Once again, children in the no-feedback control group performed as well as those who received feedback. These counterintuitive findings are discussed in relation to Karmiloff-Smith's description of cognitive development. They also point to the need for evaluation to be carried out of 'common-sense' ideas which are used as a basis for software design.en
dc.relation.ispartofEducational Psychology
dc.titleUsing Computers to Help Pupils Tell the Time, is Feedback Necessary?en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.contributor.institutionBehaviour Change in Health and Business
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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