ERIC Number: ED473091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Exploring Science: The Cognition and Development of Discovery Processes.
This book explores individual cognitive processes and the psychology of scientific discovery. Nine studies are presented that investigate childrens' and adults' attempts to make scientific discoveries from a theoretical perspective. Contents include: (1) "Investigating Scientific Thinking: Why and How"; (2) "Scientific Discovery as Problem Solving"; (3) "A Paradigm for Investigating Scientific Discovery in the Psychology Lab" (Kevin Dunbar); (4) "Coordinating Dual Search: The Role of Evidence" (Kevin Dunbar); (5) "Developmental Aspects of Scientific Reasoning" (Kevin Dunbar and Anne L. Fay); (6) "Further Explorations of the BT Experiment Space" (Anne L. Fay, Kevin Dunbar, and David Penner); (7) "Multiple-Space Search in a More Complex Discovery Microworld" (Christian D. Schunn and David Klahr); and (8) "Discovery Discoveries." (Contains 213 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cognitive Ability, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Psychology, Science Education, Thinking Skills
MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02142. Web site: http://mitpress.mit.edu.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Written in collaboration with Kevin Dunbar, Anne L. Fay, David Penner, and Christian D. Schunn. Foreword by Herbert A. Simon.