ERIC Number: ED405697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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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)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Integrated Curriculum, Logical Thinking, Problem Solving, Productive Thinking, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Testing, Thinking Skills
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
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