ERIC Number: ED066353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Logic of Action: From a Teacher's Notebook.
Hawkins, Frances Pockman
Photographs and anecdotal narratives tell stories of concept and language learning by six deaf four-year-old children. Through the misfortune of deafness it was possible to study some matters of learning and communication which involve only the language of action. The author also makes observations about the principle of choice as it contributes to learning when there is richness in the environment and children are using their innate capacities for choice. The basic purpose of the project was to see if language skills can be developed or improved by concentrating upon the syntactical meaning of words. The approach of the demonstration was to program information and the development of ideas in an effort to have the children understand the function of a word within specific sentence structure. Simple, manipulative materials were provided for the children. Experimenting and exploring by the children gave rise to the concepts, i.e., a clear plastic tube with water from which the concept "bubble" grew. (Author/VLW)
Descriptors: Child Language, Concept Formation, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Early Childhood Education, Experimental Programs, Language Instruction, Learning Experience, Play, Special Education, Teaching Methods
Mountain View Center for Environmental Education, University of Colorado, 1511 University Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Mountain View Center for Environmental Education.