ERIC Number: ED306879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Maryland Center for Thinking Studies.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Coppin State Coll., Baltimore, MD.
The Maryland Center for Thinking Studies, established at Coppin State College in July 1988, and presented in this report, provides training and resources in the teaching of thinking and fosters research in thinking improvement. When fully operational, the Center will assimilate and contribute to research in cognitive instruction, disseminate the research, and apply it to the teaching of students from K-16, with special emphasis on minority and at-risk students and their parents and teachers. The Center is comprised of four units: Higher Education, K-12, Philosophy for Children, and Assessment. The units utilize research, teacher training, a graduate program, and publications. The Higher Education unit is training ten fellows, professors in various disciplines, to train other professors in their disciplines and to contribute to the ongoing scholarly discourse about thinking instruction. The Assessment unit tracks developments in thinking assessment and promotes research in classroom assessment, K-16. The K-12 unit sponsors and staffs a Saturday School for parents, children and teachers, promotes research, and, along with the Higher Education unit, will sponsor a graduate program in thinking instruction. The Philosophy for Children unit trains teacher trainers and teachers in the program. (KM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Models, Parent Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Research Opportunities, State Colleges, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Abell Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Coppin State Coll., Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland