ERIC Number: ED260435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Thinking through Language. Book Two.
Stanford, Barbara Dodds; Stanford, Gene
One of three related documents produced in response to a need for direct instruction in thinking skills at the secondary level, this program for high school students bases its approach on involvement of students in direct experiences. Designed to build on the thinking skills that the student already possesses and, ideally, on the experience gained in Book One, it provides training in analytical skills as well as systematic development of intuitive skills. In the first unit, students explore perception and the way the mind guides, focuses, and organizes perception, and they begin to reflect on their own thought processes. In the second unit, three kinds of relationships and connections are explored: comparisons (especially metaphor and analogy), whole/part relationships, and the creation of new relationships. The third unit directs students in learning to distinguish between scientific problems and interpersonal problems and to improve their problem-solving skills with both types of problems. The fourth unit directs students to explore the creative aspects of the thinking process by reading about the experience of creation from creative thinkers and to stimulate their own creative powers by using activities based on research. (EL)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Conflict Resolution, Convergent Thinking, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Intellectual Development, Intuition, Language Processing, Learning Activities, Logical Thinking, Perception, Perceptual Development, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 43156, $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 One, see CS 209 221-222.