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Developing Thinking; Developing, Sc : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP - Debra McGregor

Developing Thinking; Developing, Sc

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP

Paperback Published: 1st December 2006
ISBN: 9780335217809
Number Of Pages: 350

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""This highly informative book provides a comprehensive guide to the teaching of thinking skills in primary and secondary education."
Learning and Teaching Update"

It is now recognised that thinking skills, such as problem-solving, analysis, synthesis, creativity and evaluation, can be nurtured and developed, and education professionals can play a significant role in shaping the way that children learn and think. As a result, schools are being encouraged to make greater use of thinking skills in lessons and the general emphasis on cognition has developed considerably. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to thinking skills in education and provides detailed guidance on how teachers can support cognitive development in their classrooms.

"Developing Thinking; Developing Learning" discusses how thinking programmes, learning activities and teachers' pedagogy in the classroom can fundamentally affect the nature of pupils' thinking, and considers the effects of the learning environment created by peers and teachers. It compares the nature, design and outcomes of established thinking programmes used in schools and also offers practical advice for teachers wishing to develop different kinds of thinking capabilities.

This is an indispensable guide to thinking skills in schools today, and is key reading for education studies students, teachers and trainee teachers, and educational psychologists.

List of figures and tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
What do we mean by 'thinking'?p. 7
What kind of thinking should we encourage children to do?p. 25
Thinking and learningp. 47
The nature of thinking programmes developed within a subject contextp. 69
The nature of general thinking skills programmesp. 100
The nature of infused thinkingp. 126
Effectiveness of thinking programmesp. 147
Development of creative thinkingp. 168
Development of critical thinkingp. 191
Development of metacognitionp. 211
Development of problem solving capabilityp. 230
Synthesizing the general from the particularp. 249
Professional development to support thinking classroomsp. 277
School development to support thinking communitiesp. 297
Referencesp. 313
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780335217809
ISBN-10: 033521780X
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 1st December 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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