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ERIC Number: EJ438356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4308
Hypothetico-Deductive Reasoning Skill and Concept Acquisition: Testing a Constructivist Hypothesis.
Lawson, Anton E.; And Others
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v28 n10 p953-72 Dec 1991
The constructivist hypothesis that the acquisition of domain-specific conceptual knowledge (declarative) requires the use of general procedural knowledge was tested. Students (n=314) were classified as reflective, transitional, or intuitive thinkers and presented with four concept-acquisition tasks. Skill in hypothetico-deductive reasoning (development level), not age, was found to be highly correlated with performance. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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