ERIC Number: ED207803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Progressive Construction of Mind: One Child's Learning--Addition. Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 586.
Lawler, Robert W.
An intensive, naturalistic study tracked one six year old's learning for six months and more. The study was inspired by the hope that with concepts of Artificial Intelligence and sufficiently detailed observation, the path of knowledge development could be described through observing significant learning experiences. Included is a reasonably complete record of the child's public calculations, both formal and informal, during the period of the study. An interpretation of addition-related matter from the main body of the study is presented. The interpretive focus is on the learning processes through which a broadly applicable skill emerges from the integration of knowledge based on specific, particular experiences. (Author)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Case Studies, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Computation, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Intelligence, Learning Problems, Learning Theories, Models, Number Concepts, Numbers, Student Characteristics
Artificial Intelligence Lab., 545 Technology Square, Rm. 338, Cambridge, MA 02139 ($2.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Artificial Intelligence Lab.