ERIC Number: ED314710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluations of the "Tactics for Thinking" Program: Summary Report.
Marzano, Robert J.
This report summarizes and describes the findings for a number of studies which assess the effects of "Tactics for Thinking," a program designed to teach and reinforce 22 tactics (strategies) for enhancing specific cognitive operations (thinking skills) that aid in the processing, retention, and extension of content-specific information. Part 1 on the report, "Combined Studies," describes those studies that combined two or more of the tactics into a "hybrid" intervention. These studies focused primarily on the effects of the tactics on student achievement as measured by standardized tests or student grades. Part 2 of the report, "Studies on Individual Tactics," summarizes individual studies done to test the hypothesized effect of individual tactics, as follows: attention control, deep processing, power thinking, goal setting, concept attainment and development, pattern recognition, synthesizing, proceduralizing, analogical reasoning, extrapolation, evaluation of evidence, examination of value, decision making, elaboration, nonlinguistic patterns, and everyday problem solving. Forty-two tables of data and one figure are included. An appendix contains estimations for some of the tables. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.