ERIC Number: ED026249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Study of the Development in Logical Judgments in Science of Successful and Unsuccessful Problem Solvers in Grades Four Through Nine.
Gunnels, Frances Goodrich
Investigated were the inferences that children draw from science tests and their relation to the intuitive, concrete and formal levels of thinking and mental development postulated by Piaget. It was found that the older the pupil is, both chronologically and mentally, or the higher his grade placement, the more frequently he uses the formal level of operational thought in solving problems. Also, successful problem solvers in grades 4-9 operate at a higher level of operational thought than do unsuccessful problem solvers when solving science problems. The data supported Piaget's findings regarding levels of development, with each level a necessary prelude to the following level. (GR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Science, Learning, Logical Thinking, Problem Solving, Secondary School Science
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Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., University.
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean)