ERIC Number: ED054040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Instructional Strategies for Creative Hypothesizing: A Training Program. Final Report.
Gray, Charles E.; Youngs, Richard C.
The purpose of this two-year research project at Illinois State University was to develop a concise training program designed to enhance the ability of teachers to facilitate problem-solving behaviors on the part of elementary and secondary school pupils, with particular emphasis on creative hypothesizing. Specifically, the program was designed to alert teachers to the importance of instruction for creative problem solving, provide them with a sound rationale, and equip them with a repertoire of appropriate teaching strategies and skills. A concise instructional sequence was developed by means of a sequential training instruction feedback revision cycle. Teacher Education students in a junior year participation program were the experimental subjects. It involved direct presentation of content, demonstration of process, analysis of progress, modeling, and micro-teaching. It dealt with establishing classroom climate, thinking activities based on the Structure-of-Intellect model, brainstorming, attending to the problem, examining the problem from various vantage points, and included techniques for peer and leader evaluation of micro-teaching experiences. The following materials were produced: 1) Leaders' Syllabus; 2) Trainee Materials; and 3) A set of Divergent Transformation Activities. (AWW)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.