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ERIC Number: ED069467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 195
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The Effect of a Process-Oriented Curriculum on Advancing Higher Levels of Thought Processes in High Potential Students.
Baldwin, Alexinia Young
Grade seven classes of high potential and average potential students were randomly assigned to control or experimental groups. After the experimental group had used a curriculum unit - "Ecology: The Web of Life" - which was designed to emphasize higher level cognitive abilities, the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal was administered. There was no significant interaction between ability and curriculum material, and ability was the only significant main effect. A Class Activities Questionnaire showed that there was an emphasis on higher level thought processes in the experimental classes. There is some evidence that the success of a process-oriented curriculum in advancing higher level thought processes depends upon the student's skill in lower level cognitive processes. (Author/AL)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal