ERIC Number: ED361326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Dimensions of Learning: A Model for Enhancing Student Thinking and Learning.
This project examines the development of programs and strategies to help teachers include a variety of instructional behaviors that will, in turn, stimulate many kinds of student thinking. A voluntary group of teachers formed study teams to learn the Dimensions of Learning Model and implement strategies from the model in their classrooms. The first stage of the project was to assist the group in permanently changing their teaching behaviors. The second stage, reported in this document, was to assess the effect of the model's implementation on student thinking and learning. Several forms of assessment including videotaping, retention tests, questionnaires, application tests, and standardized tests were utilized. Results were compared with those of similar students in control groups who had not experienced strategies from the model or against preimplementation data from students in the experimental groups. In most cases, the experimental group achieved significantly better than the control group; in some cases no significant difference was shown; and in no case did the control group show better achievement. Twenty appendixes comprise approximately half the document. (Contains 34 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. research project, Nova University.