A comparison of fourth- and sixth-grade student achievement in critical thinking and reasoning

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dc.contributor.author Metz, Alberta R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:34:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:34:46Z
dc.date.created 1971 en_US
dc.date.issued 1971
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1971 .M479 en_US
dc.identifier.other P630B z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183604
dc.description.abstract It was the purpose of this research to explore the similarities and differences in the critical-thinking and reasoning abilities of children from two grade levels. Such a study should throw some light on the vital concern of teaching children to think. If students tend to learn thinking skills automatically, that is, if such skills accrue naturally as the children get older, it would seem that the school has little responsibility in the matter. It is to be expected, of course, that the more mature child, the child who has had more experience, who has done more reading, and who has had more problems to face, would have a broader range of possible solutions from which to choose. This would not necessarily mean, however, that he knew any more techniques for problem solving. It is these methods, these means of organizing one's thinking, that students must be taught. Readiness, as well as maturation, then is required for successful performance of specific skills.In this comparison of fourth-and sixth-grade students the researcher hoped to discover what bearing age, readiness, and maturity might have on the ability of these students to carry out certain critical-thinking skills. en_US
dc.format.extent ii, 73 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title A comparison of fourth- and sixth-grade student achievement in critical thinking and reasoning en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.E.), 4 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.E.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/848803 en_US

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