Chapter 9 - Chapter 9 I. Conceptual Understanding A.)...

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Chapter 9 I. Conceptual Understanding A.) Concepts - categories that group objects, events, and characteristics on the basis of common properties B.) Promoting concept information Learn the features of concepts Define concepts and Provide Examples a.) Define the concept b.) Clarify terms in the definition c.) Give examples to illustrate the key features or characteristics d.) Provide additional examples C.) Concept map - a visual presentation of a concept’s connections and hierarchical organization D.) Hypotheses - specific assumptions and predictions that can be tested to determine accuracy E.) Prototype Matching -individuals decide whether an item is a member of a category by comparing it with the most typical item of the category F.) Best Practices to Form Concepts Use the rule-example strategy a.) Define the concept b.) Clarify the terms in the definition c.) Give examples to illustrate the key features or characteristics d.) Provide additional examples Help students learn not only what a concept is but also what it is not Make concepts as clear as possible and give concrete examples Help students relate new concepts to concepts they already know Encourage students to create concept maps Ask students to generate hypotheses about a concept Give students experience in prototype matching Check for students’ understanding of a concept and motivate them to apply the concept to other contexts II. Thinking A.) Thinking- involves manipulating and transforming information in memory. B.)
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 101 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '11 term at Michigan State University.

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Chapter 9 - Chapter 9 I. Conceptual Understanding A.)...

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