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Education for Thinking

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ISBN-10: 0674027450

ISBN-13: 9780674027459

Edition: 2005

Authors: Deanna Kuhn

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What do we want schools to accomplish? The only defensible answer, Deanna Kuhn argues, is that they should teach students to use their minds well, in school and beyond. Bringing insights from research in developmental psychology to pedagogy, Kuhn maintains that inquiry and argument should be at the center of a "thinking curriculum"--a curriculum that makes sense to students as well as to teachers and develops the skills and values needed for lifelong learning. We have only a brief window of opportunity in children's lives to gain (or lose) their trust that the things we ask them to do in school are worth doing. Activities centered on inquiry and argument--such as identifying features that…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.13" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Why Go to School?
What Are We Doing Here?
Learning to Learn
The Skills of Inquiry
Developing Inquiry Skills
Why Argue?
The Skills of Argument
Developing Argument Skills
Becoming Educated