ERIC Number: ED052012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Effect of an Equilibrated Methodology on the Acquisition of the Concept-Conservation of Quantity.
Baptiste, Hansom Prentice, Jr.
The Piagetian operations of multiple classification, multiple attributes, seriation and reversibility were used to develop an "equilibrated methodology" to help preschool children conserve quantity. Randomly assigned experimental and control groups within morning and afternoon classes at a nursery school were used to evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching. There were no significant differences between groups or classes on individually administered pre-tests containing four Piagetian tasks. There were no significant differences or interactions between classes, sex or age and post-tests using the same tasks. However, there was a significant difference in favor of the experimental group on the post-test, supporting the worth of the instructional technique. A 2 x 2 factorial design was used in the analyses. (AL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Conservation (Concept), Instruction, Preschool Children, Preschool Tests, Research, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.