NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED013202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
CHANGE IN CRITICAL THINKING BETWEEN STUDENTS IN LABORATORY-CENTERED AND LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION-CENTERED PATTERNS OF INSTRUCTION IN HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY.
SORENSEN, LAVAR LEONARD
THIS INVESTIGATION WAS DESIGNED TO COMPARE CHANGE IN CRITICAL THINKING IN GROUPS OF STUDENTS STUDYING HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY IN LABORATORY-CENTERED CLASSES AND IN LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION-CENTERED CLASSES. TWENTY BIOLOGY CLASSES WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM THE FOUR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT. TEN CLASSES WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED AND TAUGHT BY A LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION APPROACH. THE OTHER TEN CLASSES WERE TAUGHT BY A LABORATORY CENTERED APPROACH. STUDENTS WERE PRETESTED AND POST-TESTED USING FIVE INSTRUMENTS--(1) OTIS QUICK SCORING MENTAL ABILITY TEST, GAMMA FORM AM, (2) WATSON-GLASER CRITICAL THINKING APPRAISAL, FORM YM, (3) CORNELL CRITICAL THINKING TEST, FORM X, (4) DOGMATISM SCALE, FORM E, AND (5) TEST ON UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE, FORM W. RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATION INDICATED (1) A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN CRITICAL THINKING AND UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE BY STUDENTS IN LABORATORY-CENTERED CLASSES (.05 LEVEL), (2) NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN CRITICAL THINKING AND UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE BY STUDENTS IN LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION CLASSES, AND (3) A CHANGE IN DOGMATISM OF STUDENTS IN THE LABORATORY-CENTERED CLASSES. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS ORDER NUMBER 66-3939 FOR $3.00 ON MICROFILM, $6.80 XEROGRAPHY, FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48103. (RH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.
Identifiers: Cornell Critical Thinking Test; Dogmatism Scale (Rokeach); Oregon State University; Otis Quick Scoring Mental Ability Tests; Test on Understanding Science; Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal