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ERIC Number: ED001865
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 230
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AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE ON-GOING CLASSROOM SITUATION.
BROWN, JOHN H.; HENRY, GEORGE H.
AN ENDEAVOR TO PULL TOGETHER FINDINGS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES ON THE NATURE OF THINKING, CREATING FROM THESE A HYPOTHESIS ON THE TEACHING OF THINKING AND THEN TESTING TO WHAT EXTENT IT IS VALID IN THE CLASSROOM, IS PRESENTED. A DEFINITION OF METHOD IN EDUCATION IS GIVEN. THE SPECIFIC ASPECT OF METHOD PROBED HERE IS THE EXTENT TO WHICH DIFFERENT SUBJECT MATTERS CAN BE DEALT WITH BY THE SAME LOGICAL PROCESS. THE TWO SUBJECT MATTERS CHOSEN, MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH, ARE GENERALLY REGARDED AS OPPOSITE IN NATURE. THE PROCESS IS DESCRIBED BY WHICH A THEORY OF CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT GREW FROM THE THEORY OF METHOD AND WHICH IN TURN WORKED INTO A TEACHING DESIGN. THE OVERALL HYPOTHESIS TESTED WAS THAT A COMMON LOGIC RUNS THROUGH ALL DISCIPLINES, THAT PUPILS WOULD THINK BETTER IF EVERY DISCIPLINE DELIBERATELY EMPHASIZED THE COMMON STRATEGIES IDENTIFIED WITHIN THIS LOGIC, AND THAT A TRANSFER OF TRAINING CAN BE BASED ON THIS COMMON LOGIC. THE RESEARCH DESIGN AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS ARE DESCRIBED, WITH A SAMPLE FROM THE TEACHING PLAN. THIS PROJECT REVEALS THAT TWO DISCIPLINES AS FAR APART AS ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS CAN BE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN SUCH A WAY AS TO IMPROVE THE THINKING OF PUPILS IN EACH FIELD.
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Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark.
Identifiers: NEWARK