ERIC Number: ED060365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Formirovanie priemov umstvennoj dejatel'nosti i umstvennoe razvitie ucascihsja (The formation of Modes of Mental Activity and the Mental Development of Pupils).
Kabanova-Meller, E. N.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a book in which the author sums up her research on the problem of training and transfering various types of mental activity. The second part of the book deals with one of the most important problems of mental development, that of the evidences and conditions of development. The author draws a number of educational conclusions from her investigations, relating to the application of such principles as teaching the pupil to learn intelligently, development education in methods, curricula, and textbooks, and presents the methodologists with a number of problems. In a review of the literature on transfer, she distinguishes four main topics: (1) methods of transfer; (2) conditions facilitating transfer; (3) the method used to teach the subject and how to improve it; (4) how the student's personality influences acquisition and transfer. The most important condition of mental development is the building up in the child of a system of generalized type of mental activity. Evidence of mental development is identified by using problems involving independent transfer of types of mental activity known as control transfer. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Developmental Psychology, Educational Experiments, Educational Psychology, Learning Processes, Training Methods, Transfer of Training, Visual Learning
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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