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ERIC Number: ED416145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
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Enhancing the Thinking Skills of Fourth Grade Students.
Wade, Pamela
This report describes a program for increasing the thinking skills of fourth grade students in one classroom in northern Illinois. Both objective and subjective data gathering found that students experienced difficulty in relating and applying facts and concepts on tasks requiring more sophisticated thinking. Solution strategies combined with an analysis of the problem setting resulted in the selection of three major intervention categories: strategies to increase student ownership of learning and self-assessment, strategies to increase metacognitive abilities, and strategies to build hierarchical thinking. The strategies included keeping journals by both students and teacher, using graphic organizers, and infusing the three-story intellect model and hierarchical questioning into the fourth grade curriculum. Students' use of higher-level thinking increased as projected. Students showed competence to self-assess, exhibited ownership of learning, and articulated problem-solving processes. (EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois