ERIC Number: ED262968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Developing Minds: A Resource Book for Teaching Thinking.
Costa, Arthur L., Ed.
This 10-part resource book contains 54 articles which address topics related to helping students become effective thinkers. The articles are organized under these categories: (1) the need to teach students to think; (2) creating school conditions for thinking; (3) definitions of thinking (including goals for a critical thinking curriculum); (4) a curriculum for thinking; (5) how thinking pervades the curriculum; (6) teacher behaviors that enable student thinking; (7) teaching strategies intended to develop student thinking; (8) programs for teaching thinking (providing criteria for examining any curriculum to enhance intelligent functioning, describing many of the major programs designed to develop the intellect, identifying the audience for whom each program is intended, and distinguishing among the several theoretical and philosophical assumptions on which each is based); (9) computers and thinking; and (10) assessing growth in thinking abilities. Additional articles are presented which provide resources for teaching thinking. Other resources (in 10 appendices) include a glossary of cognitive terminology, questions for system planners, overhead transparency masters, and various checklists and observation forms. (JN)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Comprehension, Concept Formation, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Intelligence, Mathematics, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Reading, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 225 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.