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ERIC Number: ED080413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 54
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Inquiry Processes in the Social Sciences.
Michaelis, John U.
During the past decade interest in developing thinking skills has continued to be high and particular attention has been given to basic inquiry of the cognitive processes that are used in investigating topics and problems in the social studies. The central purpose of this study is to identify a set of processes that may be used to plan instruction in the social studies. A review of processes that should be emphasized in instructional planning includes a summary of processes in selected professional publications that deal with inquiry, thinking, and cognitive activities and a summary of processes in social studies textbooks and accompanying teacher's manuals. A cohesive set of processes is identified and teaching strategies and related techniques for each of the processes proposed for instructional planning are described. The investigator makes a critical assessment of strengths and weaknesses of the proposed set of processes. Ways in which the processes may be used to improve instructional planning and to analyze materials are also considered. (Author/SHM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.