ERIC Number: ED367080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Young Hearing-Impaired Students, Using Realia, Practice Sessions, and Parent Involvement.
Lins, Joyce B.
In this practicum, 10 children (ages 6 and 7) with hearing impairments or language delays participated in a 12-week program designed to involve students in the total process of goal setting and achievement, including deciding on necessary materials, designing and following a plan to reach the goal, and producing a product. Parents became involved to observe and to carry the learning over into the home environment. Strategies included making pictorial flow chart plans and following them, conducting hands-on activities, and having students view videotapes of themselves at work. The results of pretesting and posttesting indicated that all 10 students made improvements in their ability to think of materials needed for age-appropriate activities. It was concluded that the strategies increased the critical thinking skills of the students. Appendices contain teacher-made test items (including a checklist for pretesting and posttesting and a performance test), a parent questionnaire, and a letter to parents. (Contains 32 references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum Report, Nova University.