concept formation

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1. the process of giving shape or form; the creation of an entity, or of a structure of definite shape.
2. a structure of definite shape.
chiasma formation the process by which a chiasma is formed; it is the cytologic basis of genetic recombination, or crossing over.
compromise formation in psychoanalysis a substituted idea or act representing and permitting partial expression of a repressed conflict.
concept formation the ability to organize a variety of information to form thoughts and ideas, a cognitive performance component in occupational therapy.
reaction formation a defense mechanism in which a person adopts conscious attitudes, interests, or feelings that are the opposites of unconscious feelings, impulses, or wishes. For example, a person may use revulsion or repugnance to defend against an unconscious desire or attraction.

con·cept for·ma·tion

in psychology, the learning to conceive and respond in terms of abstract ideas based on an action or object.

con·cept for·ma·tion

(kon'sept fōr-mā'shŭn)
psychology Learning to conceive and respond in terms of abstract ideas based on an action or object.
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They took the observations and vital signs of patients as part of their particular concept learning for the week.
1988) examined matching concept learning in infant chimpanzees, using object stimuli that were familiar to them, and successfully showed clear transfer to novel stimuli after acquisition training with a relatively small number of training stimuli.
Using Concept Mapping With Peer Learning to Enhance Concept Learning, The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 9(1),17-28.
The chapters consist of research studies conducted in the context of the project and address the science and technology-related knowledge and skills needed from a social and educational perspective and studies on the current abilities and knowledge of primary teachers; their attitudes towards science and technology; professional development activities that help them acquire concept learning and language development in pedagogical content knowledge, including a chapter on teaching robotics; and what makes the activities successful, including the effects of a digital learning environment on their knowledge and attitudes.
According to the different corpuses, the accuracy of Text2Onto on concept learning is from 70% to 90% in general, and the accuracy of Text2Onto on the relation of classification is from 60% to 85% in general.
Some may fare better with the details of concept learning.
Joy mentioned an example of concept learning that could only come from Northern California, where earthquakes are a concern.
Aiding concept learning by demonstrating schematics that cannot be readily viewed by the human eye, such as internal part relationships.
This cost can be avoided, and concept learning accounted for, if the nonconceptual content of experience is admitted.
Using this activity and others, I have found that analogies and active participation stimulate concept learning and excitement about scientific topics.
Some of the concepts he defines and describes includes the aims of mathematical teaching, assessment for learning and teaching, cognitive conflict, concept learning, constructivism, cross-cultural mathematics, the informed calculation method, mental calculation, play as a context, questioning, role playing and transformation.
Under academic language three other themes emerged: word meaning, concept learning, and making content comprehensible (See Table 1).

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