ERIC Number: ED319728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct-26
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development for Higher Order Thinking: A Synthesis of Practical Wisdom.
Newmann, Fred M.; And Others
Staff developers who have worked intensively with teachers to promote higher order thinking tend to emphasize similar types of training activities, especially involving teachers in higher order thinking and authentic problem solving in their subjects and translating ideas about the teaching of thinking into specific lessons for students. Developers stress the importance of teachers working with colleagues to formulate their own goals and strategies for thinking. But staff developers also perceive substantial barriers to progress, such as demands for curriculum and assessment that perpetuate lower order cognitive activity, and the lack of time and organizational support needed to develop conceptions of teaching more consistent with higher order thinking. Examples of two staff development programs are appended. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.; National Center on Effective Secondary Schools, Madison, WI.