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How Children Learn Information, Concepts, and Generalizations


by William A. Brownell & Gordon Hendrickson 1950

When the child in the primary grades comes to recognize "cat" as the printed symbol for the animal he plays with, he engages in the kind of learning to be discussed in this chapter. So does he later in school, when he gains control over the meanings of numbers and the computational skills of arithmetic; when he masters the facts and relationships of history and geography and develops the ability to use them effectively in thinking and in communication; when he grasps the vocabulary, the facts, and the principles of biology and physics and becomes able to interpret more intelligently the scientific aspects of his culture.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 49, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 51 Number 9, 1950, p. 92-128
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20170, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 2:54:20 PM

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