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ERIC Number: EJ770762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Cross-Age Peer Tutoring of Thinking Skills in the High School
McKinstery, Janie; Topping, Keith J.
Educational Psychology in Practice, v19 n3 p199-217 Sep 2003
Teaching thinking skills has been characterised by the teacher-directed "embedded", "infusion" and "bolt-on" approaches, for which outcomes have been mixed. Peer tutoring in thinking skills offers a fourth way of wide applicability. This study evaluated such a method (Paired Thinking) in a high school setting. A substantial gain in reading comprehension was found for tutees. Triangulated subjective feedback indicated development in thinking skills, self-esteem and social skills for tutees and tutors. Paired Thinking appeared to yield considerable potential impact for minimal time input. Recommendations for refining organisation and for future research and practice were made. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom