ERIC Number: ED458097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Can Thinking Skills Be Taught? A Paper for Discussion. Appendix 3: Starter Paper.
This paper discusses whether thinking skills can be taught. The concept of teaching thinking goes back to the ancient Greeks. The notion of inborn intelligence was dominant until the 1960s but was challenged by the constructivism theory developed by Vygotsky. The discussion is divided into 5 sections: (1) describing thinking and intelligence; (2) main approaches used by teachers to teach thinking; (3) evaluation of previous publications from the United Kingdom and the United States; (4) conclusions drawn from previous studies; and (5) recommendations for the future. (Contains 24 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.