ERIC Number: ED073410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Levels of Concept Attainment and the Related Cognitive Operations. Theoretical Paper No. 40.
Klausmeier, Herbert J.; And Others
This paper is a refinement of a model of conceptual learning and development presented initially as the Presidential Address to Division 15, Educational Psychology, of the American Psychological Association in September 1971 at Washington, D.C. Thus it supersedes the initial formulation in explicitness and detail. This paper explains the nature of concepts with which the model deals. An overview of the model is presented which indicates that concepts are attained at four successive levels, concrete, identity, classificatory, and formal. It further explains how concepts attained at the classificatory or formal level may be used. The cognitive operations essential for attaining concepts at each of the successive levels are indicated. The role of language in the attainment of concepts is examined. The various internal and external conditions of concept learning are indicated. The research and theory on which the model is based are presented. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Research and Development Centers Branch.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.