ERIC Number: ED335311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Order Thinking "Increasing Student Interaction in the 'Thoughtful' Classroom." A Module for Staff Development.
Dee, Margaret S.; Barkley, William W.
A frequent criticism of education in the United States today is that teachers are not challenging and teaching students to think beyond the simple task of recalling information. In response to this criticism, during the school year of 1986-1987, the Delaware Department of Public Instruction and local school districts provided a staff development program in the elements of effective instruction to every teacher, specialist, and building-level administrator. The department also established a task force which recommended a state-wide development program for enhancing higher order thinking for all students, at all grade levels, and in all content areas. This training module is part of that program. Objectives stipulate that by the end of the workshop participants will be able to: distinguish between overt and covert participation; (2) identify strategies for encouraging students to assume responsibility for speaking in the classroom; (3) implement methods which promote student interaction; and (4) describe and list activities for promoting student metacognition. Materials contained in the packet are a series of handouts and transparencies related to the objectives for use in the workshop. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Learning Modules, Metacognition, School Districts, Speech Communication, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, Student Participation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Workshops
Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records, Hall of Records, P.O. box 1401, Dover, DE 19903 (microfiche copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
Note: For related document, see SP 033 155.