ERIC Number: ED148793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Cognitive-Skills Approach to the Disciplines: Intelligence Beyond Arthur Jensen. CUE Project, Technical Paper Series No. 2.
Whimbey, Arthur; Barberena, Celia J.
This report discusses the cognitive-skills approach to teaching. This approach makes explicit the mental activities engaged in by successful thinkers as they solve problems and master ideas, and it attempts to teach these "high aptitude" thinking activities to "low-aptitude" students. The report begins by illustrating and contrasting high- and low-aptitude thinking. Subsequently, it describes applications of the cognitive-skills approach to three experimental disciplinary courses in Spanish, physics, and philosophy. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Educational Strategies, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Learning Processes, Logical Thinking, Performance Factors, Problem Solving, Skill Development
CUE Project Publications, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bowling Green State Univ., OH.
Note: For related document, see SP 012 048