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ERIC Number: ED046830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 477
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An Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Organizing Learning Experiences to Achieve the Objective of Critical Thinking in Certain Fifth Grade Social Studies Classes.
Brown, Lester Edward
The purpose of this study was to learn whether organizing learning situations in accordance with clearly stated patterns would result in greater achievement in terms of critical thinking. Units in American History were taught for a semester to sixty-seven students in the fifth grade. The Morse-McCune Test of Critical Thinking was used as the instrument for measuring the achievement of one control group and two experimental groups. The study concluded that greater achievement did not result when an announced pattern of presentation of material and then teaching skills of critical thinking was used. However, when no pattern at all was used, as was the case with the control group, there was a significant difference in the achievement of critical thinking skills. (Author/CWB)
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