The economic and social challenges confronting the nation today demand that all citizens acquire and learn to use complex reasoning and thinking skills. Education and Learning to Think confronts the issues facing our schools as they take on this mission. This volume reviews previous research, highlights successful learning strategies, and makes specific recommendations about problems and directions requiring further study. Among the topics covered are the nature of thinking and learning, the possibilities of teaching general reasoning, the attempts to improve intelligence, thinking skills in academic disciplines, methods of cultivating the disposition toward higher order thinking and learning, and the integral role motivation plays in these activities.
National Research Council. 1987. Education and Learning to Think. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/1032.
|HIGHER ORDER SKILLS: A WORKING DEFINITION AND A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE||2-6|
|THE NATURE OF THINKING AND LEARNING: GOING BEYOND THE ROUTINE||7-14|
|GENERAL REASONING: IMPROVING INTELLIGENCE||15-33|
|THINKING IN THE CURRICULUM||34-39|
|CULTIVATING THE DISPOSITION TO HIGHER ORDER THINKING||40-43|
|SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS||44-50|
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