Using a Technology-Enriched Environment to Improve Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Hopson, Michael H.; Simms, Richard L.; Knezek, Gerald A.
December 2001
Journal of Research on Technology in Education;Winter2001/2002, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p109
Academic Journal
This study examined the effect ofa technology-enriched classroom on student development of higher-order thinking skills and student attitudes toward computers. A sample of 80 sixth- grade and 86 fifth-grade students was tested using the Ross Test of Higher Cognitive Processes and surveyed using the Computer Attitude Questionnaire. The creation of a technology- enriched classroom environment appears to have had a positive effect on student acquisition of higher-order thinking skills. This study identified several implications related to classroom design to enhance the development of higher-order thinking skills. Teachers reported that the technology-enriched classroom differed from the traditional classroom in several significant ways.


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