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ERIC Number: ED014772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON "LEARNING BY DISCOVERY" (NEW YORK CITY, JANUARY 28-29, 1965).
CRONBACH, LEE J.
A TWO DAY RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON "LEARNING BY DISCOVERY" WAS HELD TO--(1) CLARIFY SOME OF THE ISSUES INVOLVED IN LEARNING BY DISCOVERY, (2) REVIEW WHAT IS KNOWN OF THE SUBJECT, AND (3) SUGGEST WAYS OF EXTENDING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IT. THE 25 PARTICIPANTS WERE REPRESENTATIVES FROM MANY AREAS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION. OBSERVERS FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WERE ALSO INVITED. AT THE FIRST SESSION, TWO VERY DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS WERE PRESENTED TO CLARIFY SOME OF THE ISSUES IN THE FIELD. A SECOND SESSION WAS LARGELY CONCERNED WITH A CRITICAL REVIEW OF PREVIOUS WORK IN THE FIELD. THE THIRD SESSION DEALT WITH CURRICULUM PROJECTS. THE FOURTH SESSION COVERED PROBLEM SOLVING AND PERSONALITY VARIABLES. THE FIFTH SESSION WAS RESERVED FOR SUMMARY STATEMENTS AND GENERAL DISCUSSION. THE CONFERENCE APPEARED TO BRING THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM INTO FOCUS. THE VERY PHASE "LEARNING BY DISCOVERY" APPEARS TO HAVE A VARIETY OF MEANINGS. RESEARCH WHICH GREW OUT OF THE CONFERENCE WAS ANALYZED AND DISCUSSED FOR THE FIRST TIME. SUGGESTIONS ABOUT THE WAYS IN WHICH THE DISCOVERY PROCESS MAY BE GUIDED AND THE WAY RESEARCH QUESTIONS SHOULD BE POSED ARE MADE. THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED BY RAND-MCNALLY AND COMPANDY AS "LEARNING BY DISCOVERY--A CRITICAL APPRAISAL."(SK)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.
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