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.
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"
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- © Academic Press 1966
- 1st January 1966
- Academic Press
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