ERIC Number: ED062345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Language Arts Quinmester Course of Study: Critical Thinking.
Mathews, Sharleen; Sipe, Bonnie
A course designed to sensitize the student to both verbal and non-verbal clues to the levels of meaning from written and non-written communication is presented. Course objectives include the following: (1) Students recognize examples of emotionally toned language; (2) Students determine attitudes from demonstrations of various body gestures, stances, facial expressions, and non-verbal use of time and space; (3) Students solve geometrical puzzles, word games, and word analogies; (4) Students discover the principles underlying critical thinking; and (5) Students determine what motivates people in making personal, societal, economic, and political choices. The course presents a variety of techniques for thoughtful listening, speaking, reading, writing and group interaction with peers and others. A number of methodologies are employed throughout. All involve student participation in the process of orientation, preparation, analysis, ideation, incubation, synthesis, and verification. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Note: Authorized Course of Instruction for the Quinmester Program