The Development Of Scientific Thinking Skills

Hardcover | February 28, 1988

byHarry BeilinEditorDeanna Kuhn, Eric Amsel

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How is existing knowledge reconciled with new information in the mind of a young child, as compared to that of a more sophisticated thinker?Development of Scientific Thinking Skills explores a new framework for the conceptualization of changes in the strategies of inductive reasoning from middle childhood to adulthood. Key Features* Cognitive development* Thinking skills* Scientific thinking* Evidence evaluation* Theory Revision

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How is existing knowledge reconciled with new information in the mind of a young child, as compared to that of a more sophisticated thinker?Development of Scientific Thinking Skills explores a new framework for the conceptualization of changes in the strategies of inductive reasoning from middle childhood to adulthood. Key Features* Co...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:249 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:February 28, 1988Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124284302

ISBN - 13:9780124284302

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Table of Contents

D. Kuhn, Introduction.
The Development of Scientific Thinking.
Related Work.
D. Kuhn and E. Amselwith the assistance ofL. Schauble, The Evaluation of Evidence.
The Interpretation of Covariation and Noncovariation Evidence.
The Influence of Theory on Evaluation of Evidence.
The Reconstruction of Theory and Evidence.
D. Kuhn and M. O'Loughlinwith the assistance ofW. Yotive, The Coordination of Theory and Evidence.
Replication: The Evaluation of Evidence.
The Interpretation of Insufficient and Mixed Evidence.
The Coordination of Evidence with Multiple Theories.
The Generation of Evidence to Evaluate Theories.
The Development of Skills in Coordinating Theory and Evidence.
D. Kuhn and B. Leadbeater, The Connection of Theory and Evidence.
The Interpretation of Divergent Evidence.
D. Kuhn, Conclusion.
Summary and Conclusions.
References.
Index.

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"The Development of Scientific Thinking Skills...is a comprehensive examination of the development of children's scientific thinking skills that is convincing in its breadth, creativity, and thoroughness."
--Harvard Educational Review