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Author Nunez, Laurie Alice
Title Mental imagery: Training students through drama to use imagery in text recall
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Descript 253 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 64-06, Section: A, page: 1972
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Arizona State University, 2003
The use of creative drama techniques to train mental imagery in students has been suggested to help students find deeper meaning and provide understanding of complex relationships. This mixed methods study investigated the training students through drama in mental imagery and the effects of training on verbal comprehension and recall of folk literature of fourth grade students
Two intact groups of 15 students participated in Storytime sessions where they were told folktales and then asked to recall what they remembered from the story through free recall tasks. One group acted as a comparison group and participated only in Storytime sessions. The other group acted as an experimental group and participated in weekly 45-minute training workshops in mental imagery
Statistical analysis of written recalls was inconclusive for recall and comprehension due to small groups and lack of random assignment. Findings from qualitative data, however, suggest that imagery may be subject to influences of dramatic training. Information regarding students' perceptions of imagery, use of imagery, and conditions facilitating imagery, as well as implications for instruction are discussed
School code: 0010
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 64-06A
Subject Education, Educational Psychology
Alt Author Arizona State University
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