ERIC Number: ED116912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-19
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Specific Concepts of Space and Time in Children from Grades One Through Six.
Carlson, Gaylen R.
The paper presented relates to a study done examining the ability of children from grades one through six to locate a point in one, two, and three dimensions and to order a temporal series of events in one, two, and three dimensions. The performance of the subjects was also used to examine a small part of Piaget's theory of cognitive development. The conclusions drawn from the analysis of data also resulted in some educational implications concerning these aspects of space and time. Procedural information presented includes sample selection and research design, a description of the operational tasks performed, as well as how they were administered, and the scoring and data type utilized with the instrumentation used. It was noted that there was a progressive and uniform improvement in the performance of the subjects from grade levels one through six for the time independent tasks and the time dependent tasks. Some of the results seemed to disagree with Piaget's theory. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instruction, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Science Education
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