ERIC Number: ED377172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Teaching Thinking: A Focus for Schooling.
Presseisen, Barbara Z.; And Others
The time has come to seriously consider thinking as a major goal for teaching and learning at all levels of education. This calls for educational restructuring in which higher order cognitive processes are defined, and a better understanding for how to develop them in all youngsters and adults is built. Youngsters need to become constructors of knowledge and not mere recipients of someone else's thinking. The history of teaching thinking has been shaped by three different perspectives: philosophical, psychological, and educational or pedagogical concerns. The development of thinking skills instruction is also rooted in a history of testing in American schools. Major concerns in the interdisciplinary study of thinking include the theoretical foundations of thinking, research on development and learning, and practices in teaching and testing thinking. The works of 12 thinking experts are briefly described. (Contains 34 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Paper prepared for the RBS meeting on restructuring.