ERIC Number: EJ620349
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Development of Logical Reasoning: Children's Ability to Verbally Explain the Nature of the Distinction between Logical and Nonlogical Forms of Argument.
Morris, Anne K.
Developmental Psychology, v36 n6 p741-58 Nov 2000
Two experiments examined 8- to 11-year-olds' ability to distinguish between logical and nonlogical argument forms. Findings indicated that a significant number could recognize the necessity of logical forms and indeterminacy of nonlogical forms, and that this competence must be distinguished from tendency to fail to attend to structural relationships between propositions or to monitor intrusions of extraneous personal knowledge. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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