Logo mastery : cognitive styles and problem solving strategies used by kindergartners and third graders

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gingerlee Ingels-Young (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
J. Allen Watson

Abstract: Fifty-one third grade students and fifty-one kindergarten students enrolled in an elementary school were placed in either a field independent group or a field dependent group using a test of stylistic preference. Students first learned to maneuver in the Logo Microworld using the Syntonic Command Method. This method allowed students to position the cursor in eight different directional positions with a single keystroke. By selecting the appropriate color-coded directional "turtle key" students moved the turtle in the direction necessary to solve the problem. Only ten keys (eight turtle keys for directional heading and two forward move keys) were required for students to solve any on-screen problem. After demonstrating an acceptable level of mastery, students proceeded to problem solving strategies training.

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Language: English
Date: 1994
Problem solving in children
Cognitive styles in children

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