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Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Abraham S. Fischler School of Education


Abraham S. Fischler

Committee Member

William A. Love

Committee Member

John M. Flynn


The interplay of language and human conceptual learning, though complex, is a fundamental factor that pervades most, if not all, of education. In a classroom, the learning of a concept is usually interpreted as a student's mastering of conceptual principles and, by some method, being able to verbalize them for a teacher. In teaching for concept learning, students are given some form of instruction or instructional material that may include lectures, readings, working with apparatus (laboratory-type classes), etc.

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