Computer and Strategic Skills

Roman Yavich, Lior Heffetz, Hodaya Dareli, Yafa (Amaretz) Yhakove

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Our senses receive stimuli from the environment and retain them consciously
for a few seconds in order to give our brain the opportunity to process the information. If the
brain gives an order to process this information we use processing strategies for optimal
storage of information. Some people are capable of using these strategies more frequently than
others. These people have more rapid retrieval skills than those who do not use such strategies
or use them less often. In our study we sought to explore the frequency in which these strategies
are used among 8-10 year old children. The study is a correlational quantitative empirical
study that operationally examined the correlation between the use of various types of electronic
media and computer games and the memory skills of children of these ages. In the first part of
the study 30 children aged 8-10, selected at random, were asked how much time they spend at
the computer every day and about their types of usage. In the second part of the experiment,
they were read a story, and in the third part they were asked questions about the story. The
results of the study showed a significant correlation between respondents' use of memory
strategies and the amount of time they spent at the computer as well as their type of computer
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of Education
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2015


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