ERIC Number: ED045467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Operations in Concept Learning.
Klausmeier, Herbert J.; Frayer, Dorothy A.
A tri-level structure of cognitive operations in concept learning is proposed, based on results of controlled experimentation and factor analytic studies. Global strategies in concept attainment are hypothesized to consist of three phases: attending to the situation, searching for information, and processing and using the information. Further, specific cognitive operations entailed in each of the three phases are identified. Research related to the structure and to each of the operations is summarized. Clarification of the cognitive operations in concept learning may lead to a better understanding of individual differences in learning, provide a theoretical basis for a process approach to the curriculum, and suggest variables which may be effective in facilitating concept learning. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Learning and Re-Education.
Identifiers: Cognitive Operation Structure
Note: Report from the Situational Variables and Efficiency of Concept Learning Project in Program 1