Analyses of Concept Learning - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483231273, 9781483261362

Analyses of Concept Learning

1st Edition

Editors: Herbert J. Klausmeier Chester W. Harris
eBook ISBN: 9781483261362
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 286
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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


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Herbert J. Klausmeier

Chester W. Harris

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