ERIC Number: ED135770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Complexity and Its Relationship to the Classroom Cognitive Behavior of Teachers.
Williams, Paul L.; Callahan, Carolyn M.
In an effort to identify the cognitive characteristics of teachers which predispose them to attempt to increase levels of information processing in their classrooms, a theoretical construct--cognitive complexity--was synthesized from the processes of conceptual level, creativity, and categorization. Measures of constructs listed above were administered to 25 preservice teachers. Information processing in the classroom was observed during student teaching using the Florida Taxonomy of Cognitive Behavior as the criterion variable. Stepwise regression was used to extract the significant predictor variables of conceptual level, hypothesis generation, and fluency and flexibility. (Authors/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-7, 1977)