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ERIC Number: ED156448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 38
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Piaget in the Classroom: Guidelines for Applications.
Herron, J. Dudley
This paper summarizes what the author considers to be the best advice available at this time for applying Piaget's theory in the chemistry classroom to understand the difficulties that some students have. The identification of students who are operating at the concrete operational or formal operational level is discussed along with the actual difference between the two levels. Illustrations of the two levels of thought are given within the framework of chemistry activities. The need for concrete operational reasoning and referents in developing new ideas as supported by Piaget's theory is considered in terms of instructional implications. The possibility of using Piaget's theory to identify concepts which are likely to be difficult for concrete operational students to learn is also discussed. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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