Previous studies have shown that adult subjects can recognize and, under certain conditions, recall material they have learned, but not understood (Wilson & Probst, 1990). Under conditions where the material must be understood to be applied, however, comprehenders and non-comprehenders are not equally successful (Wilson, 1991). Since children's cognitive processes differ from adults', this experiment attempted to replicate Wilson and Probst using 63 fifth-grade students to see if previous findings applied to children.
McKinney, Lori Clancy and Wilson, Buford E.
"Assessing Understanding in School-aged Children,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 9:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol9/iss2/4