From the vantage of new cognitive theory, this book manages to integrate the thinking skill mission across the full range of formal instruction, from K through graduate school. It explores and prioritizes thinking skill aims at each instructional level, and then details how classroom practice can adjust to achieve those aims.
This guide leads to solid ground, perspective and technique for the individual teacher at any level who wants to enhance thinking skill development. It will prove indispensable to those planning curriculum with a thinking skill emphasis.
"We have a little over 2 million teachers in America's schools and colleges. The best way to improve our educational system, stem to stern, would be for all of them to read this book during their Christmas break."
—Dr. Harold Hodgkinson
formerly Director, NIE
Contents: Cui Bono? In Memory. Guidelines. Thinking Skills at Issue. Thinking Skills. Learners and How They Tick. The Primary Agenda. Transference and Recording. Phase One ETSI. Phase Two ETSI. Elementary PIE. Composition: C = A + d. Two Spectives--Retro and Per. The Secondary/Collegiate Agenda. Extending ETSI. Secondary/Collegiate PIE. Notes on Evaluation and Experiment. Theory, and Other Concluding Issues.