School Program Evaluation Term Paper by Nicky

School Program Evaluation
Evaluates a school program about teaching history.
# 148559 | 4,652 words | 5 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper describes, analyzes and evaluates a school program about teaching critical thinking skills through the history class. It further discusses using the CSCL tool, a Tablet PC- or a Notebook- based classroom interaction system can be harnessed to enhance the argumentation process. The teacher is able to collect and review students' work in real time, incorporating selected students' answers into the discussion. The paper posits that the application of technology as illustrated in this work can bring similar benefits to the instruction in other disciplines. Various scholars are cited that address the importance of critical thinking skills in education and their specific application to teaching history. Then, the paper describes the design of this study, which includes detailing the CSCL software tool. Research questions and the approach are listed along with the questionnaire that was used in the study. The answers to this questionnaire are evaluated and the paper concludes by summarizing the effectiveness of the CSCL instrument.


Research Questions
Research Questions
Research Approach/Procedure
Schedule for the Research
Pre- and Post-Study Questionnaire Responses for Group A (n=20)
Pre- and Post-Study Questionnaires Responses for Group B (n=140)
Findings for Research Question 2

From the Paper:

"The method employed in this study is an experimental static-group comparison design, which will be used in the assessment of the effectiveness of the CSCL tool in the development of students' critical thinking skills in the subject area of history. The length of this study will be one semester (20 weeks). A questionnaire and test will be administered during pre- and post-study. The researcher and teachers will further, through observations, evaluate the study. The data generated will be used for analysis in answering the questions that this research posed."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Tan, S. C. (2000). Supporting Collaborative Problem-Solving Through Computer-Supported Collaborative Argumentation. Pennsylvania State University: Pennsylvania.
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