ERIC Number: ED064660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Computer Model of the Concept Attainment Process: A Final Report.
Baker, Frank B.
The model as currently developed consists of three major aspects: contexting, operation, and memory. The contexting aspects of the model are concerned with the higher level cognitive behavior associated with selection of appropriate behavior, maintenance of goals-directedness, and evaluation of completed behaviors. The operational aspects of the model are those behaviors which are performed during the execution of a concept-attainment strategy. Such behavior as creating a search criterion, comparing objects, and presenting concepts were considered operational. The memory component of the model was designed to facilitate the other aspects of the model as well as form the basis for a model of human memory. The memory was divided into three types of storage, each used for a particular purpose. The working memory was a buffer-type memory which received information from the external world and acted as a communication device for the transfer of internally created information. The short-term memory contained all of the information relevant to the attainment of a particular concept. The long-term memory will retain learning strategies and descriptive information necessary to implementation of these strategies and descriptive information necessary to implementation of these strategies. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.