The Nature and Use of Prediction Skills in a Biological Computer Simulation
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Volume 25, Number 5, ISSN 0022-4308
Describes mechanisms of thought associated with making predictions. Concludes that successful predictors had high initial knowledge of the subject matter and were formally operational. Unsuccessful predictors had low initial knowledge and were concretely operational. Systematic manipulation, note taking, and higher-level thinking skills were successful prediction behaviors. (RT)
Lavoie, D.R. & Good, R. (1988). The Nature and Use of Prediction Skills in a Biological Computer Simulation. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 25(5), 335.