Developing Thinking; Developing Learning

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), 2007 M03 1 - 330 pages
This book is intended to provide an informative overview of current programmes that support the development of thinking in schools.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 What do we mean by thinking?
7
Chapter 2 what kind of thinking should we encourage children to do?
25
Chapter 3 Thinking and learning
47
Chapter 4 The nature of thinking programmes developed within a subject context
68
Chapter 5 The nature of general thinking skills programmes
100
Chapter 6 The nature of infused thinking
125
Chapter 7 Effectiveness of thinking programmes
147
Chapter 10 Development of metacognition
210
Chapter 11 Development of problem solving capability
229
Chapter 12 synthesizing the general from the particular
249
Chapter 13 Professional development to support thinking classrooms
277
Chapter 14 school development ot support thinking communities
297
References
313
Index
331
Back cover
335

Chapter 8 Development of creative thinking
167
Chapter 9 Development of critical thinking
190

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About the author (2007)

Debra McGregor has been involved in teaching and teacher education for 19 years. She taught science in several comprehensive schools in the Midlands, before becoming an advisory teacher (in Information Technology) and then a University lecturer at Keele. Over the ten years she was at Keele University she was involved in initial teacher education and then increasingly professional development and higher degree work with teachers from a wide range of disciplines. She is currently working in the USA as an adjunct Professor in Education and a curriculum Associate advising schools and districts on educational policy and practice in Connecticut. She has been involved in developing state-wide assessments of elementary, middle and high school students. She is about to become an Assistant Professor in Science Education.

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