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Up and Out Using Critical and Creative Thinking Skills to Enhance Learning

ISBN-10: 0205297315
ISBN-13: 9780205297313
Edition: 2000
List price: $46.00
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Description: Well organized and easy-to-read, Up and Out makes the process of teaching thinking skills understandable to instructors of all experience levels. The author defines exactly what creative and critical thinking skills are, describes the theories on  More...

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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 165
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Well organized and easy-to-read, Up and Out makes the process of teaching thinking skills understandable to instructors of all experience levels. The author defines exactly what creative and critical thinking skills are, describes the theories on which they are based, and explains how they should be taught using research as well as practical activities. The text also covers how thinking skills can be embedded into existing reading, language arts, social studies, and science curricula. Hundreds of unique, engaging thinking activities which can be used to enliven classroom instruction are presented.

Dr. Andy Johnson is Professor of Literacy at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he specialized in literacy instruction for students with special learning needs. Dr. Johnson is also the director of the Capstone Literacy Center where he works with students (children and adults) with severe reading disabilities.nbsp; He is the author of numerous books and publications related to literacy.

Each chapter concludes with Summary
Preface
What Are Thinking Skills?
Effective Thinking Is Valued
Components of Intelligence
Information Processing Model
Thinking Skills
The Basics of Thinking Skills
Approaches to Thinking Skills Instruction
Acquisition and Transfer of Thinking Skills Instruction
Thinking Skills and Academic Achievement
Using Thinking Skills to Enhance Classroom Instruction
Teaching Thinking Skills
Lesson Plans
Elements of Effective Skills Instruction
Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills
What Is Creativity?
Enhancing Creativity in the Classroom
Creative Thinking Skills
Intelligence and Critical Thinking Skills
A Traditional View of Intelligence
Multiple Intelligences
Critical Thinking Skills
Thinking Skills and Reading
Reading
Thinking Skills and Narrative Text
Thinking Skill and Expository Text
Thinking Skills and Comprehension
Thinking Skills and Writing
What Is Writing
The Process of Writing
Poetry
Grammar and Thinking Skills
Spelling
Thinking Skills and Science
Science Is a Verb
Inquiry Is Science
Thinking in Science Class
Thinking Skills and Social Studies
The Social Studies Curriculum
Learning about Self and Others
Teaching Values
Newspapers and Current Events
Inquiry in Social Studies
Thinking Skills and Gifted Learners
Giftedness
Programming Options
Thinking Skills, Standards, and Assessment
Increasing Score on Standardized Tests
Performance Based Standards
Appendix

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