Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 42–46

Randi, the round-the-clock rabbit: An allegory based on Perry's theory of cognitive development

  • Elizabeth Domholdt
  • Gerald Preusz

DOI: 10.1007/BF00892447

Cite this article as:
Domholdt, E. & Preusz, G. Innov High Educ (1987) 12: 42. doi:10.1007/BF00892447


This is a unique and creative story which is used to explain how students grow and develop by using the theory of William Perry as described in his book titled,Forms of Intellectual and Ethical Development in the College Years. The description is condensed into four classification categories which are explained and told in an animal allegory so that the reader has a better understanding of the theory. From this theory the actual growth and development of a student's intellectual level can be determined which enables the professor to be able to identify a teaching methodology for each individual learner.

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© Human Sciences Press 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Domholdt
    • 2
  • Gerald Preusz
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI)USA
  2. 2.The University of IndianapolisUSA

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