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Learning to Think : Thinking to Learn - The Proceedings of the 1989 OECD Conference Organized by the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation - Peter Davies

Learning to Think

Thinking to Learn - The Proceedings of the 1989 OECD Conference Organized by the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

By: Peter Davies (Editor), Stuart Maclure (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th September 1991
ISBN: 9780080406572
Number Of Pages: 268

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"Learning to Think: Thinking to Learn" has grown out of a conference organized by the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) in July 1989. Its purpose is to discuss and advance the state of knowledge about how young people think and reason. Thinking is a normal activity for every normal human being, ordinary life depends on our ability to think. Thus the prime objectives of formal education in all disciplines have always been the refining and shaping of the powers of thought. This book explores three broad ways of thinking in the context of education, looking firstly at the 'skills' approach, secondly at the 'infusion model' and thirdly at the belief that the traditional disciplines and pedagogy of education already provide for the development of thinking.

The editors have worked hard to make the material accessible; Stuart Maclure's overview is complemented by a lucid general account by John Nisbet of methods and approaches and a useful background report from OECD's Research Centre, and the sequence of papers has been carefully thought out...key problems permeate the book...provides useful insights... Times Education Supplement

Preface
Introduction
Learning to Think: The Direct Method
The direct teaching of thinking in education and the CoRT method
Commentary
Research work on the CoRT method
Instrumental enrichment: a strategy for cognitive and academic improvement
Reviving thought processes in pre-adolescents
Learning to Think: The Infusion Approach
The passion of thoughtfulness: arts, humanities and the life of the mind
Cognitive acceleration through science education
Learning thinking through the new technologies
Strengthening reasoning and judgement through philosophy
From practice to theory: improving the thinking process
Thought processes in learning
The project FACE (Formal Aims of Cognitive Education)
The Application of Cognitive Knowledge to the Teaching of Thinking
Critical thinking across multiple intelligences
Commentary
Methods and approaches
Commentary
Issues related to the whole child: implications for curriculum development
Appendix
Background report: The key issues and literature reviewed
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ISBN: 9780080406572
ISBN-10: 0080406572
Series: Economics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 19th September 1991
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.38