ERIC Number: ED260434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Thinking through Language. Book One.
Kirby, Dan; Kuykendall, Carol
One of three related documents produced in response to a need for direct instruction in thinking skills, this program for middle school or junior high school students bases its approach on involvement of students in direct experiences. The book contains four units. Focusing on perception, Unit 1: "Experiencing the Arts" begins with ways sensory impressions trigger thought, describes a class art festival, and discusses the writing of personal reflections on thinking like an artist. Unit 2: "Exploring Possibilities" engages students in speculative and imaginative thinking about technology and its future applications, and includes such activities as brainstorming, making an invention, and preparing for an inventors' fair. Unit III: "Investigating the Issues" engages students in a study of their own school, and involves them in asking questions; collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing information; and interpreting and evaluating findings. Unit VI: "Probing the Future" challenges students to project, predict, forecast, plan, and imagine what life might be like in the future. (EL)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Conflict Resolution, Convergent Thinking, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Fine Arts, Intellectual Development, Intuition, Junior High Schools, Language Processing, Learning Activities, Logical Thinking, Middle Schools, Perception, Perceptual Development, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 25360, $3.95 member, $4.95 nonmember).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: For the Teacher Guide and Book Two, see CS 209 221 and CS 209 223.