Consolidation and transfer of learning after observing hand gesture.

  title={Consolidation and transfer of learning after observing hand gesture.},
  author={Susan Wagner Cook and Ryan Duffy and Kimberly M. Fenn},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={84 6},
Children who observe gesture while learning mathematics perform better than children who do not, when tested immediately after training. How does observing gesture influence learning over time? Children (n = 184, ages = 7-10) were instructed with a videotaped lesson on mathematical equivalence and tested immediately after training and 24 hr later. The lesson either included speech and gesture or only speech. Children who saw gesture performed better overall and performance improved after 24 hr… CONTINUE READING
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