Enhancing learning and thinking /
edited by Robert F. Mulcahy, Robert H. Short, and Jac Andrews.
New York : Praeger, 1991.
x, 291 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
027593666X (alk. paper)
More Details
New York : Praeger, 1991.
027593666X (alk. paper)
general note
"The idea for this book emerged from a major international conference on thinking that took place at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada"--Pref.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Long Description
This collection of essays addresses problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and various conceptions of the learning and thinking process as well as suggestions on how to facilitate these within the academic and business domains. Included are current points of view on the nature of learning and thinking from a wide representation of international sources. The book provides an overview of cognitive science; a discussion of the theoretical underpinnings of higher order thinking; developed programs for the enhancement of thinking skills in elementary, secondary, and college populations; essays on reading and arithmetic, as well as history, physical education, and social competence; a discussion of the role and development of thinking skills in the business domain; essays emphasizing that creative thinking is within the reach of almost anyone; and a global perspective on the nature and development of thinking through a presentation of the common and variant philosophical orientations of eastern and western thought. This book will be valuable to educators, teachers, and educational psychologists, as well as to others who wish to improve the cognitive and life skills of school children.
Table of Contents
Issues and Applications Some Observations on the Teaching of Thinking
The School as a Home for the Mind: A Climate for Thinking
Government Processes for Including Thinking Skills in the Curriculum
Pace Enhancing Learning in the Context of School
Teaching Thinking to Preschoolers
Teaching Cognitive Strategies in the Classroom: A Content-Based Instructional Model
Knowledge Maps as Tools for Thinking and Communication
Specific Applications to School Content Exploring the Teaching of Thinking Skills in History
Thinking Skills or Strategic Behavior and Arithmetic Word Problems: Research, Assessment, and Instruction
Modeling Reading as a Cognitive and Linguistic Skill
Metalinguistics and Reading Ability
Social Cognition and Social Competence: Instructional Issues
Assessment and Evaluation Planning Competence and Managerial Excellence: A Research Framework
Assessing the Outcomes of Learning
Evaluating Programs that Claim to Teach Thinking Skills: Critical Issues and Options
French and Fred French Enhancing Learning and Thinking: Some Questions
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