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The Effects of Textual and Textual-Visual Representations on Field-Dependent and Field-Independent Learners' Performance during Problem-Solving with Modeling Software
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, , Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Sixty-four undergraduates were classified into Field Dependent (FD), Between Field Dependent/Independent (BFD/I), and Field Independent (FI) learners, and were randomly assigned to Text-Only (T-O) and Text-and-Visual (T-V) groups. Participants had to individually explore a model constructed with Model-It. The T-O group received a description of the model in textual format, and the T-V group received the description in textual-and-visual format. Performance was analyzed using a 3 (FD, BFD/I, FI) x 2 (T-O, T-V) ANOVA. The results indicated that the T-V group outperformed the T-O group, with F=5.316, p=.025, and that performance was significantly related to cognitive control ability, with F= 4.284, p=.018. There was also a significant interaction effect, with F=7.881, p=. 001. Post hoc comparisons showed that FI learners outperformed both FD and BFD/I learners. The results showed that the affordances of dynamic models depend on learners' FD/I abilities.

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Angeli, C. & Valanides, N. (2003). The Effects of Textual and Textual-Visual Representations on Field-Dependent and Field-Independent Learners' Performance during Problem-Solving with Modeling Software. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 718-721). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 23, 2019 from .

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