Age, ability, and the role of prior knowledge on the acquisition of new domain knowledge: promising results in a real-world learning environment.

@article{Beier2005AgeAA,
  title={Age, ability, and the role of prior knowledge on the acquisition of new domain knowledge: promising results in a real-world learning environment.},
  author={Margaret E. Beier and Phillip L. Ackerman},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={341-55}
}
Prior knowledge, fluid intelligence (Gf), and crystallized intelligence (Gc) were investigated as predictors of learning new information about cardiovascular disease and xerography with a sample of 199 adults (19 to 68 years). The learning environment included a laboratory multimedia presentation (high-constraint-maximal effort), and a self-directed at-home study component (low-constraint-typical performance). Results indicated that prior knowledge and ability were important predictors of… CONTINUE READING

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