ERIC Number: ED376133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Thinking Skills Throughout the Curriculum: A Conceptual Design.
Presseisen, Barbara Z.
The conceptual focus of this study centers on a key aspect of improved schooling: the development of sophisticated thinkers in the K-12 sequence of education. The document is organized into four major sections. The first section describes how the theoretical bases of a thinking skills program are developed and rooted in the literature. In section two, the proposed program design is presented through the development of a 3-level model of thinking. Section three addresses implementation concerns such as instruction, staff development, subject matter integration, and program assessment. Section four presents a selected resource guide to indicate the kinds of materials and information that ought to be made available to educators to help them plan and create a program based on the proposed design. A concluding section summarizes the study and suggests how the overall design can be used by practitioners seeking to build a K-12 program. Seven appendixes provide a glossary of thinking skills; a checklist for materials considered in thinking skills programs; a thinking skills lesson plan; a general teaching algorithm; a student evaluation form; an appraisal of thinking skills throughout the K-12 curriculum; and a model of thinking skills: a basic processes continuum pre K-12. (Contains approximately 135 references.) (LL)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Faculty Development, Performance Factors, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, Secondary School Curriculum, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: The diagram of the Thinking Skills Model contains small print.