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Spiro, Rand J.; Anderson, Richard C. – American Educational Research Journal, 1981
Ausubel asserts that his work is impugned in various ways in Anderson, Spiro, and Anderson. This paper argues that a more careful reading of the original paper obviates most of Ausubel's concerns. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Learning Theories
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Ausubel, David P. – American Educational Research Journal, 1980
Anderson, Spiro, and Anderson (EJ 189 658) assert that the author's assimilation theory of meaningful learning and retention is "hopelessly vague." Documented examination of these assertions indicates that they are unspecified, unsubstantiated, undocumented, and based on indisputable misrepresentation of published material and on logical…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Learning Theories