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ERIC Number: ED405697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 283
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89455-378-X
Teaching Thinking: Issues and Approaches. Revised Edition. The Practitioners' Guide to Teaching Thinking Series.
Swartz, Robert J.; Perkins, D. N.
This teaching guide provides an integrated framework for teaching thinking skills which involves both teaching thinking in a separate program or course and infusing the teaching of thinking into standard subject area instruction across the curriculum. Individual chapters deal with the following topics: (1) the nature of thinking skills and evidence that people can learn to think better; (2) the improvement of thinking; (3) kinds of thinking (broad categories, specialized kinds of thinking, metacognition, and some thinking frameworks); (4) the infusion of teaching thinking into regular subject-area instruction; (5) choosing and using separate instructional programs designed to teach thinking; (6) program development and selection of thinking skill goals; (7) lesson design and instructional strategies (structured thinking, teaching for transfer, and metacognition); (8) support systems for teachers and schools in the teaching of thinking; (9) approaches to evaluation; and (10) types of tests (objective and interpretive). (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Midwest Publications, Critical Thinking Press and Software, P.O. Box 448, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-0448; telephone: 800-458-4849; fax: 408-372-3230 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A