Portland State University. Department of History
Jim F. Heath
Date of Publication
Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
1 online resource (78 p.)
This thesis addresses these problems. (1) A clear understanding of the conceptual approach is prerequisite for teaching children to think creatively. (2) The conceptual approach has been misunderstood because educators have not distinguished clearly between the terms "creative" and "creatively." (3) The conceptual approach has been misapplied because educators have lost sight of the essence of the philosophies at the heart of the method. (4) The core of truth necessary for understanding teaching for concepts can be understood by tracing philosophical thought and application of the approach from the Renaissance to 20th Century America. (5) Inconsistencies in interpretations and applications of teaching for concepts have made it difficult for contemporary teachers to identify a single model to follow.
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Knoll, Louise A., "Historical development and application of the conceptual approach in teaching" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2853.