On the development of reasoning in the domain of Integral Theory and Practice: Some preliminary findings

Stein, Zachary and Heikkinen, Katie (2010) On the development of reasoning in the domain of Integral Theory and Practice: Some preliminary findings. In: Biannual Integral Theory Conference. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This report presents findings from the first year of work conducted by the Developmental Testing Service (DTS) on behalf of the John F. Kennedy University Integral Theory Program and the iTEACH initiative at the Integral Research Center. The first section discusses the goals of the project and introduces the Lectical Integral Model Assessment (the LIMA) which was designed to study developmental differences in the understanding of Integral THeory and Practice. The LIMA is one of several assessments built around the Lectical Assessment System (LAS), a domain general measure of conceptual complexity and development. The second section provides an overview of the LAS and a set of related methods that constitute broadly applicable methodology for rationally reconstructing learning sequences or developmental pathways in any knowledge domain. Presented next are the findings which consist of the LAS scores and relevant demographic information for the 47 students and faculty who took the LIMA, as well as a set of learning sequences representing the developmental differences and conceptual variation present in the sample. The conclusion offers general reflections on the findings and specific recommendations as to how the LIMA might be integrated into course design, pedagogy, and program evaluation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Education > Educational Methods and Practices
Education > Educational Theory
Programs: Education
Depositing User: Zak Stein
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 16:29
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 16:29
URI: http://scholarship.meridianuniversity.edu/id/eprint/65

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