Thinking about Thinking…. Notes on the process of how we think…. What is thinking? . Definition: The activity by which a person reorganizes past experience through the use of symbols and concepts. Symbol: Object/Activity that stands for something else. IE. “A for a good test”
Notes on the process of how we think…
- Toys - legos, litebrite, crayons, play-doh
- Cultural experiences
- Learning through school projects
- Art on the fridge
- Let children paint/color---ask what they are creating
thinking that may not necessarily linked to direct sense experience…thus less related to reality.
There are two types:
Inductive: A series of similar cases (experiences) are used to create an overall common concept about those cases.
IE 25 seniors in a class want “Feelings” as their
class song. You can inductively conclude that most seniors would desire “Feelings” as their class song.
Error? Not enough cases to warrant the conclusion.
Deductive: Applying an overall concept to a specific case.
IE Holmes and the barking dog story.
Error? A faulty conclusion to start with.