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ERIC Number: ED494511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Great Minds Think Differently: Sustaining a System of Thinking
Patton, Margaret Curette; Kritsonis, William Allan
Online Submission, Doctoral Forum--National Journal for Publishing and Mentoring Doctoral Student Research v4 n1 2007
Should students only be exposed to basic content in schools? Of course not, an educator's job is to teach students how to become self-sufficient learners. In the medical profession, doctors lose their license for malpractice. In the legal profession, attorneys lose their ability to practice law for misconduct. Many times in the education profession, ineffective teachers and administrators continue to teach basic curriculum with no regards to creative thinking for themselves or their students. They behave in this way without fear of losing their job. Wouldn't this be considered malpractice? Unethical? The crucial goal of the education system is to utilize critical thinkers to create more critical thinkers. According to Ayn Rand (1957) in her best seller, "Atlas Shrugged," the mind is the most important tool for humanity, and reason is its greatest virtue. This paper seeks to uncover the significant aspects of developing and sustaining school-wide reform on creating thinkers. The GREAT MINDS model will clearly outline these vital components.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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