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Thing May Be Bad Visual Environment , Attention Allocation , and Learning in Young Children : When Too Much of a Good

@inproceedings{Fisher2014ThingMB,
  title={Thing May Be Bad Visual Environment , Attention Allocation , and Learning in Young Children : When Too Much of a Good},
  author={A. Fisher and Karrie E. Godwin and H. Seltman},
  year={2014}
}
A large body of evidence supports the importance of focused attention for encoding and task performance. Yet young children with immature regulation of focused attention are often placed in elementary-school classrooms containing many displays that are not relevant to ongoing instruction. We investigated whether such displays can affect children’s ability to maintain focused attention during instruction and to learn the lesson content. We placed kindergarten children in a laboratory classroom… CONTINUE READING

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