Observation, perception and education

Heath T. (1980) Observation, perception and education. European Journal of Science Education, 2 2: 155-160. doi:10.1080/0140528800020206

Author Heath T.
Title Observation, perception and education
Journal name European Journal of Science Education
ISSN 0140-5284
Publication date 1980-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0140528800020206
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 155
End page 160
Total pages 6
Subject 3304 Education
Abstract Observations and other forms of perception are fundamental to the practice of science. These involve attention to a stimulus, and discrimination and categorization of the sensory input. The available evidence indicates that perception improves with practice; that it is helped if distinctive and discriminatory features are identified and are highlighted; and that this can be done with contrasting examples. Knowledge of categories into which stimuli may be sorted, and of relevant language, may provide a framework for perception. The interpretation of a perceptual stimulus is influenced by previously-learned knowledge, intellectual skills and cognitive strategies, and by the person’s mental set.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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