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Publication Date: 1975
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Developing Formal Thought Through Biology Teaching
Lawson, Anton E.
American Biology Teacher, 37, 7, 411-419,429, Oct 75
Suggests that students who reason with only concrete thinking patterns may become formal thinkers through the use of the following instructional pattern: (1) the introduction of an undifferentiated whole, (2) differentiation of the whole through concrete experiences, (3) invention of symbolic notation, (4) application of concepts which lead to self-regulation and formal understanding. (LS)
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