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Education (EDUC)

EDUC 470W Higher-Order Thinking for Educators (3) Presentation of strategies, techniques, and principles of higher-order thinking which are grounded in relevant research and practice will be presented.

EDUC 470W Higher Order Thinking for Educators (3)

This required course for elementary education majors focuses on three primary objectives. The first objective is to develop students' metacognitive, critical thinking, creative thinking, decision making, problem solving and reflection skills. A second objective is for students to become aware of ways to increase the higher order thinking of children in the elementary classroom. The third objective is to improve the students' ability to write critical thinking/reflection papers on educational problems and issues. This course serves as one of the foundation courses for the Elementary Education Program as one of the goals of the program is to develop reflective practitioners. Students are evaluated on the quality of eight writing samples, the quality and quantity of their contributions during whole class discussions, and the quality of their performance during cooperative group activities.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: admission into Elementary Education Major

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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