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ERIC Number: ED055771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 205
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The Development and Analysis of the Effects of an Instructional Program Based on Piaget's Theory of Classification.
Nowak, Stanley Marion
A sequence of problem solving tasks of classification of geometric forms and biological organisms based on Piaget's theory of learning were developed and tested with elementary school children. One experiment involved third grade subjects with one treatment group directed to learn both simple and hierarchical operations, a second group directed to learn the hierarchical operations only, and a third receiving non-classification problem solving tasks. A secondary experiment sought levels of classificatory reasoning across different grades (grade 3, grade 2, and grade 1). Test data revealed that prior classification experiences were significantly associated with classificatory skills. I.Q. and mathematical abilities were less related abilities. The group trained in both simple and hierarchical outperformed the others. Girls, after training, achieved more skills and third graders outperformed their younger schoolmates. (JG)
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