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ERIC Number: ED273572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Higher-Order Thinking Skills for a Technological World: Needs and Opportunities.
Reif, Frederick
It is becoming increasingly important to teach students higher-order thinking skills in addition to mere factual knowledge. Recent scientific and technological advances offer significant opportunities to implement more effective teaching of these skills. By investigating intellectual processes, cognitive science has led to a significantly better understanding of the underlying human thought processes responsible for good performance in complex domains. This paper describes briefly some of the opportunities made possible by these recent developments. Some important higher-order cognitive skills are identified and the evidence that these can be taught is discussed. It is pointed out that some current educational practices are ineffective or even harmful. Requirements needed for the effective teaching of higher-order cognitive skills are described and practical suggestions are made for promoting such teaching. Two pages of references conclude the document. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper prepared for the American Educational Research Association Project: Research Contributions for Educational Improvement. For related documents, see ED 257 032, SP 026 402-404, and SP 026 406-411.