ERIC Number: ED188129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Improving Cognitive Skills: Procedures, Problems and Prospects.
Hartman-Haas, Hope J.
In the perspective on cognitive development provided by Jean Piaget, the elaboration of cognitive skills is possible and acceptable, although it is objectionable and perhaps impossible to attempt to accelerate those skills. The explicit teaching of reasoning skills is necessary since not every student attains the formal operational level without special intervention. Courses in cognitive processes development focus on enhancing such skills as problem solving, decision making, logical thinking, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning. Programs range from the philosophy for children units for grades five to twelve to college courses in critical listening, logic, and reasoning. Experimental results indicate that such programs have a positive effect on reasoning ability. Resistance to cognitive skill instruction among students stems from the perceived lack of official curricular status of listening and thinking skills throughout the educational process. (DF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Symposium on Developmental/Remedial Education (3rd, Rochester, NY, April 20-22, 1980).