Teaching for Thinking
- What constitutes "good thinking"?
- How do analytical, practical, and creative thinkers differ?
- Which teaching strategies promote thinking to learn as well as learning to think?
- Can asking the right kinds of questions enhance student thinking?
- In what ways do tests squelch creative and insightful problem solving?
- Why do some good thinkers fail?
- How can teachers prepare for the challenges of teaching for thinking?
The authors consider these issues and others as they explore the thinking classroom. Richly illustrated with lively classroom vignettes and inventive teaching activities, this volume is undergirded with an empirically validated and classroom-tested psychological theory that lays out the three ways of thinking and the cognitive processes that underlie them.