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ERIC Number: EJ842389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0196-786X
Teacher and Student Cognitions during Team Building Activities
Buchanan, Alice M.; Agnello, Mary Frances; McBride, Ron E.
Professional Educator, v26 n1 p37-46 Fall 2003
This study investigated the cognitions of a teacher and four adolescent students during their involvement in critical thinking (CT) activities. Content analysis yielded a multi-dimensional construct of teacher, student, and teacher/student thought patterns. The teacher created a supportive learning environment, provided activities that maximized involvement and opportunities for success, and facilitated the CT process. The students initially approached the CT tasks from a nonstrategic perspective but gradually adopted more thoughtful approaches to the tasks. In doing so, the students provided evidence of both CT skills and CT dispositions; attributes not usually associated with the at-risk adolescent learner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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