ERIC Number: ED052499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-28
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Cognitive Performance Criteria for Use by Secondary School Teachers. Final Report.
The problem of this research was to construct a list of behaviorally specifiable objectives for secondary school teachers to use in teaching the higher cognitive skills (ie., problem solving, rational thinking, and discovery) as well as subject matter. Process, as contrasted with content, was the focus. The specific Thought Process Objectives are delineated: (1) Assimilation; (2) Process; (3) Differentiation; and (4) Integration. The data, based on a nine week period, supports the conclusion that if a structure is provided for teachers that outlines what man does in the process of thinking, they will be able to teach these processes directly and purposefully, rather than incidentally. The difficulties encountered in selecting a Thought Process Objective and then writing a learning activity based on it are discussed, as are recommendations and implications of the study. (TL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.