Difference between revisions of "Feature focusing"

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Feature focusing is a kind of instructional treatment.  The key idea is that instruction that guides or focuses the learner's attention on valid cues or [[features]] should lead to more robust learning than unfocused instruction or instruction that focuses on less valid cues or [[features]].
  
Feature focusing is a kind of instructional treatment that involves instruction that focuses the learner's attention on valid cues or [[features]] should lead to more robust learning than unfocused instruction or instruction that focuses on less valid cues or [[features]].
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Feature focusing instruction may help students to learn [[knowledge components]] with higher [[feature validity]].
  
Focusing instruction may help students to learn [[knowledge components]] with higher [[feature validity]].
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More generally, attention [[focusing]] may also result in students spending more time during a [[learning events|learning event]] on a particular [[knowledge component]] and thus increase its [[strength]].
 
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Focusing may also result in students spending more time during a [[learning events|learning event]] on a particular [[knowledge component]] and thus increase its [[strength]].
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Revision as of 11:39, 13 April 2007

Feature focusing is a kind of instructional treatment. The key idea is that instruction that guides or focuses the learner's attention on valid cues or features should lead to more robust learning than unfocused instruction or instruction that focuses on less valid cues or features.

Feature focusing instruction may help students to learn knowledge components with higher feature validity.

More generally, attention focusing may also result in students spending more time during a learning event on a particular knowledge component and thus increase its strength.