ERIC Number: ED353561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Better Thinking and Learning: Building Effective Teaching through Educational Research.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction.
Presenting syntheses of research on effective instruction in 30 program areas, this paper is designed as a resource to assist teachers in expanding and refining their repertoire of teaching strategies and to guide instructional planning and decision making. For each program area, the paper presents a "finding" (a one-sentence statement on instructional strategies), a rationale (several paragraphs discussing the topic in more detail), and annotations of approximately two to six pertinent references. Topics discussed in the paper include: activating prior knowledge; classroom climate to support thinking; cooperative learning; critical thinking; discussion of controversial issues; graphic organizers; inquiry approach; metacognitive reading strategies; problem-solving approach in social studies; reading, writing, thinking connections; teaching scientific concepts; visual imagery; writing as a process; and writing to learn. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphic Organizers, Metacognition, Prior Learning, Process Approach (Writing), Reading Strategies, Research Utilization, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction.