ERIC Number: ED178440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Varieties of Cognitive Skills: Taxonomies and Models of the Intellect.
Thomas, John W.
A model for the development of elementary and secondary instructional materials covering the broad range of intellectual skills is presented. The document is a result of a search to identify and evaluate existing instructional materials, classification schemes, models, hierarchies, and taxonomies of cognition. It is presented in four sections. Section I examines models of cognitive processes such as Bloom's Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain, Dewey's Stages in Problem Solving, Gagne's Conditions of Learning, and Guilford's Structure of the Intellect Model. No single model was found to be ideally suited to the curriculum developer. Section II focuses on 36 sources of curriculum theory organized to literature dealing with general cognitive processes; early childhood, science, and social studies instruction; and specialized skills. The third section presents a taxonomy of cognitive skills. Sixty-three skill-based instructional materials are sorted into the components of the Higher-Order Cognitive Skills Taxonomy. The materials are further divided into three levels: preschool to second grade, third and fourth grade, and fifth grade and beyond. The final section provides bibliographical citations for documents referred to in the report. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Intellectual Development, Learning Theories, Material Development, Models, Science Instruction, Skills, Social Studies
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.