Chunking is a procedure of breaking up learning materials into manageable sections or components (e,g., grouping of words in sentences into short meaningful phrases).

Source: "Adapted from: Casteel, C. (1988). Effects of chunked reading among learning disabled students: An experimental comparison of computer and traditional chunked passages. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 17(2), 115-21."

Contextual Use: Instead of asking Jill to complete the 20 math problems listed on the page in one sitting, the teacher used a chunking strategy and asked Jill to complete four problems at a time.

Texthelp Toolbar
Play Pause Stop Translate Dictionary Search