ERIC Number: ED356504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Options Program: Lessons for Critical and Creative Thinking.
Bexley City School District, OH.
This booklet presents a collection of lessons and support materials for teaching critical and creative thinking developed by participants in the 1989-90 and 1990-91 staff development project of the Bexley, Ohio City schools. Following a list of project participants, an overview of the Instructional Options Program, and a brief review of Calvin Taylor's Multiple Talent Approach (upon which the staff development project was based), the booklet presents five talent areas: creative, decision making, planning, forecasting, and communication. Each area contains: (1) definition; (2) process guide; (3) student/teacher roles; and (4) lessons. Each of the more than 20 one-page lesson plans per area contain: (1) talent area; (2) content area (reading, creative writing, science, art, social studies, health, etc.); (3) related content area (mathematics, problem solving, holidays, etc.); (4) objective; (5) process/procedure; and (6) which aspects in Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives in the Cognitive Domains the lesson addresses (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation). The last section, "Higher Level Thinking," contains information regarding Bloom's Taxonomy and other questioning techniques. An evaluation of the Instructional Options Program (Teacher Self-Evaluation, Evaluation of the Taylor Model, and Evaluation of Student Growth), concludes the booklet. (SR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Communication Skills, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Prediction, Science Education, Social Studies, Staff Development, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bexley City School District, OH.