Creating Cultures of Thinking The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools
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The author explains the kinds of thinking skills students need to be taught in order to be well-prepared for college, careers, and life and shows how the following 8 thinking skills can be incorporated into any curriculum.Asking questions, identifying puzzles, and wondering about the mysteries and implications of the objects and ideas of study.Making connections, comparisons and contrasts between and among things--including connections within and across thediscipline as well as with one's own prior knowledge.Building ongoing and evolving explanations, interpretations, and theories based on one's ever developing knowledge and understanding.Examining things from different perspectives and alternative points of view to discern bias and develop a more balanced take on issues, ideas, and events.Noticing, observing, and looking closely to fully notice the details, nuances, and hidden aspects and to observe what is really going on as the foundational evidence for one's interpretations and theories.Identifying, gathering, and reasoning with evidence to justify and support one's interpretations, predictions, theories,arguments, and explanations.Being able to delve deeply to uncover the complexities and challenges of a topic and look below the surface of things,recognizing when one only has a surface understanding.Being able to capture the core or essence of a thing to discern what it really all about.
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Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/9/2015
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall