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ERIC Number: ED276428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Pages: 321
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Thinking Across the Disciplines. ISII 1986. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Society for Individualized Instruction (15th, Atlanta, Georgia, October 9-11, 1986).
International Society for Individualized Instruction, Chico, CA.
Papers presented at this conference focus primarily on the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Topics related to critical thinking include metacognition, curriculum development, and teaching strategies in foreign languages; teaching critical reading of literature to develop critical thinking skills; use of guided design in the humanities to teach thinking and assessment skills; facilitating various learning styles; creative thinking, personality theory, and Christian theology; an interdisciplinary faculty course on critical thinking; and integrating skills and content to master reasoning skills. Papers focusing on problem solving discuss algorithms and computers; the scientific method and mathematics; a guide for nurses dealing with racial issues is also included. Papers discussing individualized instruction include a description of an instructional center designed to deliver college courses across the disciplines; and discussions of the contract as an individual approach to facilitate student learning and strategies for the culturally diverse learner. Other topics addressed include use of the feedback lecture method for nontraditional students; enriching students' experience in the visual arts; a case study of a computer-assisted learning unit in biology; maximizing students' writing across the curriculum; a motivational approach to student learning; and graphic methods of sequential planning and hierarchical ordering to promote reasoning skills. Access to individual papers is provided by a copy of the conference program. (DJR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Society for Individualized Instruction, Chico, CA.
Note: For individual papers from this conference, see IR 012 494-513.