ERIC Number: ED332878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Incorporating Critical Thinking into a Regular High School Biology Curriculum.
Zohar, Anat; Tamir, Pinchas
This study describes the rationale and activities developed and tested by a project in Israel entitled Biology Critical Thinking (BCT). The BCT project aims at developing a pool of activities that can be incorporated within the regular course of study without investing too much extra time. The purposes of the study are: (1) to present the rationale of the BCT project; (2) to describe an example of a BCT activity, and the responses to it in the classroom; and (3) to report the results of a pilot study that examined the feasibility of implementing some BCT activities. This study may be regarded as a small step in the direction of developing reasoning skills through activities which can be readily incorporated into the regular school curriculum by the majority of classroom teachers. (23 references) (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Lake Geneva, WI, April 7-10, 1991).