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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Critical thinking -- Computer-assisted instruction;

Abstract

As technology continues to change educators must be willing to make adjustments in their teaching strategies and make an effort to make technology a permanent part of the curriculum. Critical thinking consists of organizing knowledge in a meaningful manner so it can easily be used by the learner. Those applying critical thinking are more motivated and perform at a higher level of performance than students using lower level thinking skills. Technology continues to become a bigger part of education and teachers need to use databases, spreadsheets, and concept maps as tools to facilitate critical thinking. Educators need to be aware of the barriers to technology integration such as the lack of training and lack of administrative support. This review will demonstrate how technology can be used as "mindtools" and how using technology in this manner will benefit students.

Year of Submission

2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Educational Technology

First Advisor

J. Ana Donaldson

Second Advisor

Sharon E. Smaldino

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Date Original

2003

Object Description

1 PDF file (19 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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