ERIC Number: ED059159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Higher Level Thinking Abilities.
Mills, Barbara, Ed.
This report describes two systems designed to improve teaching competencies and to develop higher level thinking abilities, and presents the evaluation design, statistical results, and a brief history of the major events which occurred during development. The McCollum-Davis Model is designed to develop understanding of and skill in relating a structure of learning process to a structure of knowledge. It consists of the teaching model, relationship of process to knowledge, and teaching mode. The Duvall Model is intended for teachers or administrators who take the training so that they can teach others and for teachers who wish to apply the higher level thinking ability strategies in their classrooms. There are no specific prerequisites for program participants in either model. The rationale for the evaluation design is explained and the efficiency and effectiveness criteria are discussed. Data collection instruments and methods are described for measuring both workshop and program effectiveness, and results are examined which indicate workshop efficiency and program effectiveness, with details of the various systems used in analyzing the data. Results indicated that individual application of the thinking tasks of concept formation, interpretation of data, and application was more successful than the use of all three in concert. The instructional formats for both models are included. (MBM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.