ERIC Number: ED319671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-16
Thinking Skills for an Interdependent World.
It is possible to empower learners by encouraging them to make judgments and decisions about the world and then providing them with feedback on resultant conceptualizations. Teachers can help build a basis for thinking about an interdependent world by highlighting the international dimensions of topics typically studied. When students use critical thinking regarding these topics, they are prepared with the skills that will permit them to function in a pluralistic, increasingly interdependent, global society. Motivating students to think and work on their own means allowing them to express their own feelings, have a part in the decision making process, and eventually share their products with other people. Thoughtful teachers plan to reach their goals through the careful selection of strategies and materials that will first explore concepts leading to generalizations about global interrelationships. Several models are included to help explain the strategy selection that promote the thinking skills needed to arrive at a reasoned understanding of worldwide interdependence. (JB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Southeast Regional Conference (Norfolk, VA, March 16, 1990).