ERIC Number: ED534847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-5
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How We Think: A Theory of Goal-Oriented Decision Making and Its Educational Applications. Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning Series
Schoenfeld, Alan H.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Teachers try to help their students learn. But why do they make the particular teaching choices they do? What resources do they draw upon? What accounts for the success or failure of their efforts? In "How We Think", esteemed scholar and mathematician, Alan H. Schoenfeld, proposes a groundbreaking theory and model for how we think and act in the classroom and beyond. Based on thirty years of research on problem solving and teaching, Schoenfeld provides compelling evidence for a concrete approach that describes how teachers, and individuals more generally, navigate their way through in-the-moment decision-making in well-practiced domains. Applying his theoretical model to detailed representations and analyses of teachers at work as well as of professionals outside education, Schoenfeld argues that understanding and recognizing the goal-oriented patterns of our day to day decisions can help identify what makes effective or ineffective behavior in the classroom and beyond.
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Decision Making, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Physician Patient Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 3
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