Analyses of Concept Learning

Analyses of Concept Learning

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Editors: Herbert J. Klausmeier, Chester W. Harris
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261362

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Analyses of Concept Learning covers the papers presented at a Conference on Analyses of Concept Learning, sponsored by the Research and Development Center for Learning and Re-education of the University of Wisconsin, held in October 1965. The book focuses on efficient learning for children, youth, and adults, including concept learning, problem solving, and progresses in cognitive abilities. The selection first offers information on the formal analysis of concepts, psychological nature of concepts, and analysis of concepts from the point of view of the structure of intellect. The text then examines the relationships between concept learning and verbal learning and meaningfulness and concept. Discussions focus on linguistic analysis of nonsense syllables, linguistic concepts as determiners of meaningfulness, stimulus selection and stimulus bias, response learning and associative learning, and implicit associative responses. The book takes a look at the learning of principles, developmental approach to conceptual growth, and learning in adulthood. Topics include consistency in mental abilities, comparison with long-range trends in stability of mental functions, anxiety derived from conflicts over learning, motivation to maximize similarity to a model, and the scientific meaning of concept. Meaningful reception learning and the acquisition of concepts and a model for the analysis of inquiry are also discussed. The selection is a vital reference for researchers interested in concept learning.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Part I / Schemes for Classifying and Relating Concepts

    Chapter 1 The Formal Analysis of Concepts

    Chapter 2 An Analysis of Concepts from the Point of View of the Structure of Intellect

    Part II / Learning of Concepts

    Chapter 3 The Psychological Nature of Concepts

    Chapter 4 Some Relationships Between Concept Learning and Verbal Learning

    Chapter 5 Meaningfulness and Concepts; Concepts and Meaningfulness

    Chapter 6 The Learning of Principles

    Chapter 7 A Developmental Approach to Conceptual Growth

    Chapter 8 Learning in Adulthood: The Role of Intelligence

    Chapter 9 Individual Differences in Concept Learning

    Part III / Learning-Teaching Process

    Chapter 10 Meaningful Reception Learning and the Acquisition of Concepts

    Chapter 11 A Model for the Analysis of Inquiry

    Chapter 12 Learning in the Disadvantaged

    Part IV / Concepts in Various Subject Matter Fields

    Chapter 13 Concepts in Mathematics

    Chapter 14 The Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary School

    Chapter 15 The Role of Concepts in Science Teaching

    Chapter 16 Toward a Definition of "English"

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 286
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261362

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Herbert J. Klausmeier

Chester W. Harris

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