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ERIC Number: ED455800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Pages: 12
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Using the Big Six Information Skills as a Metacognitive Scaffold To Solve Information Based Problems.
Wolf, Sara Elizabeth; Brush, Thomas
The purpose of this research study was to determine whether a specific information problem-solving skills model was an effective metacognitive scaffold for students solving information-based problems. Specifically, 35 eighth grade students in two intact classes were asked to write newspaper articles that summarized the events surrounding the Selma March during the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Achievement and attitudinal data were collected at the end of the treatment period, and observational data were collected throughout the treatment period. One class of students followed the procedures of the Eisenberg and Berkowitz Information Problem Solving model while the other followed the procedures provided by the classroom teacher. Results revealed that the students following a specific metacognitive scaffold performed better on the achievement measure. However, the students using a teacher-managed process reported more positive attitudes than the scaffolded students. Possible reasons for the differences in reported attitudes between the two groups include differing responsibility levels of students and teachers within the groups as well as differences in time spent in on-task behaviors throughout the study. (Contains 36 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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