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ERIC Number: ED151714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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Stages in Thinking and School Curriculum Content.
Collis, Kevin F.
In earlier research the writer was constrained by the variables which were continuously appearing in both experimental class teaching experiences and various psychological experiments to distinguish four levels of cognitive sophistication in so far as mathematical material was concerned between the ages of 7 years and 17 years. In current research the investigator has found that similar parameters can be used to distinguish the same four levels of cognitive functioning in school curriculum content areas vastly different from mathematics e.g. History, Geography, Commerce, Modern Languages etc. In the first section, four of these parameters or cognitive variables which are apparently consistent across content areas have been selected and summarized. The second section describes a phenomenon recurring in the cognitive studies carried out by the writer, a phenomenon apparently connected with the space available in the individual's working memory. A tentative explanation is offered which is not incompatible with the information processing thoeries of Juan Pascual-Leone and Robbie Case. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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