ERIC Number: ED070654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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An Analysis of Selected Classificatory Science Concepts in Preparation for Writing Tests of Concept Attainment.
Voelker, Alan M.; And Others
The mastery of a concept is quite important in learning science. In classroom situations, it is difficult to assess if students have attained mastery in the absence of some systematic evaluation of their understanding of the concept. With this in view, a scheme of concept analysis was developed in science and test items were written for each sub-concept. The topic selected was "classification" and 30 concepts, 10 in each of the biological, earth, and physical sciences were developed. Each concept was analyzed on selected criteria. These were named as (1) identifying the relevant, irrelevant, and critical attributes; (2) selecting supraordinate, coordinate, and subordinate concepts; (3) formulating a defintiion; and (4) listing examples and non-examples. (PS)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.