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ERIC Number: ED151653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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Doing and Thinking: Their Relationship in College Freshmen.
Tomlinson-Keasey, C.; Eisert, Debra
Accent on Developing Abstract Processes of Thought (ADAPT) is a program designed to promote critical thinking among college students. Based on the theoretical work of Jean Piaget, it attempts to help University of Nebraska freshmen confront problems and follow them through to logical solutions. In its first year, the program's goals were to encourage abstract, formal thought patterns; to facilitate personal growth; and to cultivate positive attitudes toward the university. Various forms of evaluation showed that these goals were satisfactorily met. The second year's evaluation, conducted by means of better standardized and sounder assessments, largely confirmed the first year's findings. The ADAPT program seems to create a climate for exploration that positively influences student development along intellectual dimensions. These students, by being responsible for their learning, have acquired new thinking skills and have learned to savor the accomplishments that accompany the use of these skills. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977)