ERIC Number: ED102024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Rote-Conceptual and Reception-Discovery Dimensions of Learning Mathematical Concepts. Part 1. Technical Report No. 307.
Godfrey, Leon D.
In this report, the theoretical background and procedures for a study of concept learning are discussed. Several definitions of the term "concept" are analyzed, and the relations among concepts, chains of concepts, and hierarchies of concepts are explored. Conceptual learning is discussed from several points of view, and axiom systems for the learning process are described. The overall design of the study is outlined and the four treatments (rote reception, rote discovery, conceptual reception, and conceptual discovery) are described in detail. The results of this study are provided in Part 2. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from the Project on Conditions of School Learning and Instructional Strategies. For Part 2, see SE 018 752