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ERIC Number: ED540359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-17
Pages: 65
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Action Research: The Development of Critical Thinking Skills
LaPoint-O'Brien, Tammy
Online Submission
Critical thinking is the focal point missed in many students' educations. Students are taught memorization with little time left for the development of critical thinking skills which allows for a deeper understanding and a richer experience. Learning to ask appropriate questions and deduce information in order to build a deeper connection to the information is imperative. Ninth grade students at the end of history class composed a minute paper in essay format. The students described three different facts, ideas, concepts, or thoughts developed during the lesson and posed one insightful question. The minute paper afforded the students the opportunity to provide insight and reasoning into their comprehension, while cultivating their critical thinking skills. The following are appended: (1) Timeline of Events for the Study; (2) Instructions for Students; (3) Scoring Rubric; (4) The Development of Critical Thinking Study: Letter to Parents; (5) The Development of Critical Thinking Study Conducted at Friendship Christian School: Informed Consent Form; (6) Daily Scoring Rubric; (7) Supplemental Questions; (8) Teacher Weekly Survey; and (9) [Pre-Set List of Words].
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A