ERIC Number: ED286467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Challenge: Computers and Higher Order Thinking. A Research Agenda. Program Report 86-15. Report of a Research Conference Held at the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC, October 31-November 1, 1985).
Patterson, Janice H.; Smith, Marshall S.
This report presents a national agenda for research on the learning of thinking skills via computer technology which was developed at a National Academy of Sciences conference on educational, methodological, and practical issues involved in the use of computers to promote complex thought in grades K-12. The discussion of research topics agreed upon by conference participants is summarized under four subgoals: (1) research on higher order thinking; (2) research and evaluation of school efforts to teach higher order thinking; (3) research, development, and evaluation of ways in which computers can be used to teach higher order thinking, including the interactive and motivational capabilities of computers; and (4) research on ways in which schools can use computers. Current research in each area is reviewed, and the need for further investigation is articulated. Eight papers presented at the conference are listed in the preface, and a 50-item references is provided. (MES)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.