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ERIC Number: ED065326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 170
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An Inquiry Into the Phenomenon of Understanding Abstract Concepts With Application to Curriculum and Instruction.
Abide, Nasrine
A review of literature drawn from logic, epistemology, learning theory, clinical psychology, childhood development, factor analyses of cognition, and the descriptive literature of scientific method was used to develop definitions of "abstract concept,""abstraction," and related terms. Criteria for categorizing abstract concepts according to their difficulty for pupils, and for recognizing the obstacles pupils encounter were developed. A model to determine the specific concrete experiences needed for the understanding of specific abstract concepts was proposed. The study is illustrated by examples drawn from science teaching from kindergarten through high school. (Author/AL)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia University