ERIC Number: ED073989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Harmonizing Questions and Activities Used by Teachers with the Level of Cognitive Behavior Expected of Pupils. Social Studies for the Elementary School. Proficiency Module #2.
The primary purpose of this module is to develop preservice student ability to write precise behavioral objectives and to match the thinking level of behavioral objectives with the kinds of thinking expected of elementary pupils exposed to teaching based on those behavioral objectives. The student will also be taught to compose teacher questions that reflect the level of thinking desired of pupils and that clearly define for the pupils the "thinking" behavior(s) they are able to exhibit. The first part of this module outlines information and activities designed to develop critical thinking competencies embodied in the listed behavioral objectives. The second part offers information and activities dealing with classifying and writing instructional cognitive objectives focusing on the thinking process. Classifications of thinking as categorized by Bloom and his associates place knowledge at the base of a pyramid representing the least complex behavior, then comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in an ascending order. Principles, descriptions, sample behavioral objectives, and activities for the six categories of Bloom are provided. Related documents are SO 005 443 through SO 005 448, and SO 005 450. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Guidelines, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Department of Elementary Education, 425 Aderhold, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($6.60, set of 8; $1.00 each)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Social Science Education.