ERIC Number: ED438167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Infusing the Teaching of Critical and Creative Thinking into Secondary Science: A Lesson Design Handbook.
Swartz, Robert J.; Fischer, Stephen David; Parks, Sandra
This book explores what can be accomplished when effective classroom techniques for teaching students to become good thinkers are combined with effective strategies to engage students in thoughtful learning of the regular secondary school science curriculum. The technique of lesson design and instruction that results is called infusing critical and creative thinking into content instruction. The infusion lesson design framework and the tools introduced in this handbook to facilitate designing and teaching infusion lessons are powerful devices to accomplish the basic objectives of education. The book is divided into six parts which include: (1) "The Design of Infusion Lessons"; (2) "Skillfully Engaging in Complex Thinking Tasks"; (3) "Skills at Clarifying Ideas: Thinking for Understanding"; (4) "Skills at Generating Ideas: Creative Thinking"; (5) "Skills at Assessing the Reasonableness of Ideas: Critical Thinking"; and (6) "Designing and Teaching Infusion Lessons". (WRM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Lesson Plans, Planning, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
Critical Thinking Books and Software, P.O. Box 448, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-0448. Tel: 800-458-4849 (Toll Free); Fax: 408-393-3277.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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