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ERIC Number: ED085694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 200
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The Development and Field Test of a Module Designed to Instruct Student Teachers in Aspects of Critical Thinking and the Teacher Behaviors Which Promote Critical Thinking.
Cohan, Sali Lee
The purpose of this study was to design a performance-based module to instruct student teachers in aspects of critical thinking and the teacher behaviors which promote critical thinking in pupils and to conduct a field test of that module. The two hypotheses tested were: student teachers who have experienced a training module which is designed to instruct in aspects of critical thinking and the teacher behaviors which promote critical thinking in pupils will modify their verbal teaching behavior; and the level of verbal teaching performance attained by student teachers who have experienced the training will be maintained after the training period. The field test was conducted with eleven student teachers in grades three through five. Findings indicated increased repertoires of behavior and similarities in the dominant process, substance, and concurrent critical thinking teaching behaviors of most participants after completion of the module. Although repertoires of process and substance behaviors were maintained among participants two weeks after training, greater diversity existed among the dominant behaviors. Implications for the preparation of teacher trainers and future studies were discussed. (Author/RB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Columbia University