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Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 10 - December 11, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Dec 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 10 - December 11, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Teacher As Researcher: A Two-Tiered Model, Barbara B. Nelson Dec 1992

Teacher As Researcher: A Two-Tiered Model, Barbara B. Nelson

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This thesis focuses on an investigation I undertook to enhance my effectiveness to teach mathematics, a subject to which I was assigned, but for which I had not been formally trained. It describes my attempt to construct knowledge through the clinical interview method as to how middle school students construct knowledge about integers and think about the knowledge they are constructing. On one level, I was attempting to learn how students come to understand the concept of integers; on a level, I was creating an understanding of how a teacher can construct knowledge about the construction of knowledge. This two-tiered ...


Metacognition In The Elementary Classroom: An Exploration, Terri Anne Caffelle Dec 1992

Metacognition In The Elementary Classroom: An Exploration, Terri Anne Caffelle

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Metacognition is a practice which enables students to monitor their thought processes in order to think critically. Research indicates that when students are aware of their thinking they become better thinkers. The purpose of this thesis is to encourage teachers to give more attention to metacognition in the classroom. A review of the literature on metacognition is given. Next, classroom lessons are outlined which introduce fourth grade students to metacognition in the context of math problem solving. Finally, an initial assessment is given of how students' metacognitive and problem solving abilities have changed as a results of the curriculum. Before ...


Restructuring For Mathematical Power: Techniques For Teaching Thinking In Algebra, Barbara D. Nelson Dec 1992

Restructuring For Mathematical Power: Techniques For Teaching Thinking In Algebra, Barbara D. Nelson

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Recent critiques of mathematics education have resulted in proposals to restructure learning and teaching for mathematical power. The new vision pictures the classroom as a community of learners where mathematics come alive as a useful tool in our technological society. However, many high school mathematics teachers are struggling to understand and implement the fundamental instructional change inherent in the vision. Written from the perspective of a high school teacher for experienced high school mathematics teachers, this thesis attempts to bridge vision and practice. To clarify the vision, current literature on reform in mathematics education is synthesized into a framework of ...


Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 09 - November 27, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Nov 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 09 - November 27, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 08 - November 20, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Nov 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 08 - November 20, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 07 - October 30, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Oct 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 07 - October 30, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 06 - October 16, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Oct 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 06 - October 16, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


The Academic Workplace (Fall/Winter 1992): Issues Facing Higher Education, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Sandra Kanter, Claire Van Ummersen Oct 1992

The Academic Workplace (Fall/Winter 1992): Issues Facing Higher Education, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Sandra Kanter, Claire Van Ummersen

The Academic Workplace

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 05 - September 25, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Sep 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 05 - September 25, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Umass Selects A New President: Elements Of A Search Strategy, Richard A. Hogarty Sep 1992

Umass Selects A New President: Elements Of A Search Strategy, Richard A. Hogarty

New England Journal of Public Policy

The selection of a new university president, an event of major importance in academic life, is usually filled with tensions on the part of those concerned about its outcome. The 1992 presidential search at the University of Massachusetts exemplifies such tensions. There were mixed reactions to the overall performance. When they finished reviewing candidates, the search committee had eliminated all but Michael K. Hooker, who, they deemed, has the necessary competence, vision, and stature for the task. The main conflict centered on the question of "process" versus "product." The trustees rejoiced in what they considered an impressive choice, while many ...


Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 04 - September 18, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Sep 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 04 - September 18, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 03 - September 11, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Sep 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 03 - September 11, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Building A Home For Thinking Transfer, Margaret M. Burke Sep 1992

Building A Home For Thinking Transfer, Margaret M. Burke

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Thinking skills development is an important educational goal if students are expected to cope with the challenges of today's rapidly changing world. Teachers attempt to build the foundation for thinking by applying innovative programs that introduce and reinforce critical and creative thinking skills. Yet, educational practitioners and experts in the critical thinking field recognize that even those students who demonstrate mature thinking in school frequently fail to transfer thinking skills outside the classroom. To maximize the possibility for transfer two approaches to thinking skills development were chosen for this thesis. First, methods employed in the classroom included direct instruction ...


Thinking About Grammar In The Middle School: A Study And Recommendations, Jennifer Ault Simmons Sep 1992

Thinking About Grammar In The Middle School: A Study And Recommendations, Jennifer Ault Simmons

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

The study involved 53 sixth graders in a small, rural town in southeastern Massachusetts. Its purpose was to identify some of the grammatical concepts held by these students. The survey is presented. Briefly, these students lack understanding of basic grammatical concepts (such as the subject/verb relationship and subject versus object). These and other misconceptions indicate that students do not understand the role of word function in language. A central finding about students' attitudes toward grammar study is that students do not realize that they have intuitive knowledge of their native language. Although students are not sure what grammar is ...


Critical And Creative Thinking And Humor, Regina Temple Sep 1992

Critical And Creative Thinking And Humor, Regina Temple

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Schools need to be more creative in helping students devise adaptive methods so as the ability to analyze, compare/contrast, and evaluate, and creative thinking behaviors, such as fluency, flexibility, and originality, are needed to solve the complex problems which students face in today's world. This thesis suggests the idea that humor, particularly humor resulting from the recognition and resolution of incongruity, found in jokes, puns, metaphors and visual representations, is related to and can facilitate the basic processes of critical and creative thinking, and hence facilitate complex problem solving. This thesis examines the importance of finding ways to ...


Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 02 - August 14, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Aug 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 02 - August 14, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 01 - July 10, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jul 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 02, No. 01 - July 10, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 20 - June 19, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jun 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 20 - June 19, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 19 - June 5, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jun 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 19 - June 5, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 18 - May 15, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston May 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 18 - May 15, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 17 - May 1, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston May 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 17 - May 1, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


"Who Is A Scientist?": Effects Of An Intervention To Change Students' Ideas About Science And Scientists, Lauren A. Foley May 1992

"Who Is A Scientist?": Effects Of An Intervention To Change Students' Ideas About Science And Scientists, Lauren A. Foley

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Advocates for improving science literacy have focused much attention on the negative impressions about science and scientists held by many Americans. The image of scientists as 'nerdy' bespectacled men in laboratories has been related by some researchers to people's lack of interest in pursuing science. This thesis analyzes one component of a program aimed at changing that stereotype. The Science-By-Mail (tm) program at the Museum of Science in Boston was designed to give students a more inclusive image of scientists. Central to the program was the creation of pen-pal relationships between students in grades 4-9 with scientists who did ...


Creative Problem Solving: Nine Model Lessons On The Rainforest, Christine Morton May 1992

Creative Problem Solving: Nine Model Lessons On The Rainforest, Christine Morton

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

The need for imparting critical and creative thinking skills to students has never been greater. No longer can students be expected to absorb passively each aspect of their education without the means of understanding more fully the nature and content of the learning experience. The amount of information currently available for teaching purposes alone is truly staggering. Just as the instructor must choose the most appropriate material for a curriculum, so too must the student decide what will be the moist useful to study from this endeavor. Teachers need to become developers of critical and creative thinking skills, and advocates ...


Using Stress Management To Promote Critical Thinking, Robert L. Schoenberg May 1992

Using Stress Management To Promote Critical Thinking, Robert L. Schoenberg

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This paper examines the effects of distress upon critical thinking and offers a variety of stress management techniques to enhance critical thinking skills. A major theme throughout this paper is that one cannot think clearly when one is distressed. The harmful effects of distress upon critical thinking are discussed in the content of the works of several authors in the field of stress management and cognitive psychology. Several different types of stress reduction techniques are presented and discussed. The critical thinking skills of metacognition, frame of reference and methodological believing are reviewed with a focus on how stress management can ...


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 16 - April 17, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 16 - April 17, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 15 - April 3, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 1992

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 15 - April 3, 1992, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


The Academic Workplace (Spring/Summer 1992): Of Petals And Purposes: The Keene State College Reorganization Of Student Affairs, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Delina Hickey, Howard Cohen Apr 1992

The Academic Workplace (Spring/Summer 1992): Of Petals And Purposes: The Keene State College Reorganization Of Student Affairs, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Delina Hickey, Howard Cohen

The Academic Workplace

No abstract provided.


The Academic Workplace (Spring/Summer 1995): Today's College Students: Myths And Realities, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Arthur Levine Apr 1992

The Academic Workplace (Spring/Summer 1995): Today's College Students: Myths And Realities, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Arthur Levine

The Academic Workplace

No abstract provided.


Tqm In Higher Education: A Preliminary Look At Ten Boston Area Institutions, David H. Entin Apr 1992

Tqm In Higher Education: A Preliminary Look At Ten Boston Area Institutions, David H. Entin

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

Total Quality Management (TQM) is an important movement that has gained increasing interest and application in higher education over the past two years. Most literature on the subject has focused on initial successful implementation in a few model institutions. This study examines ten varied colleges and universities in the greater Boston area.

The key TQM advocates at the schools are primarily senior business affairs administrators and faculty leaders in the business administration/management departments. Consequently these are the primary units implementing total quality management. Primary skepticism and opposition is typically found on the academic side of the enterprise. Interest and ...