1st Edition

Thinking The Second International Conference

Edited By D. N. Perkins, J. Lochhead, J. C. Bishop Copyright 1987

    First published in 1987. Toward the end of August 1984, when most people were enjoying the last beaches and breezes of summer holidays, over 700 people gathered from all parts of the world at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, to hear about, talk about, and think about thinking. The present volume offers a selection of papers from the many more presented at the 1984 International Conference on Thinking, continuing the tradition established by its predecessor volume.

    Part I Philosophical and Conceptual Orientation 1. Thought, Action and the Natural Order 2. Mental Modeling: A Framework for the Study of Thinking 3. On the Place of Representations in Cognition 4. Symposium : Can Intelligence be Improved? 5. Symposium on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences 6. Ellipsis and Ideology 7. Metaphor and Thinking A bout Living System s: Exploring Gregory Bateson's “Men Are Grass'' Syllogism 8. The Human Brain as a Model for Decision Making Part II Contexts of Thinking 9. The Development of Thinking Skills Within the Cultural Identity of Latin A m erica 10. Ethnic Differences in Academic Achievement in Fiji 11. Inside the Mind of the Senior Manager 12. Understanding Conceptual Structures: A Case Study of Darwin's Early Thinking 13. Post-Logical Thinking 14. Computer Graphics as a Medium for Enhancing Reflective Thinking in Young Children Part III The Theoretical Perspectives on the Teaching of Thinking 15. On Resistance to Critical Thinking 16. Critical Thinking, the Curriculum, and the Problem of Transfer 17. Transfer and Teaching Thinking 18. Empathy, Reason, and Imagination: The Impact of Their Relationship on Education 19. Creativity and Skill 20. Mapping the Cognitive Dem ands of Learning to Program 21. Proficiency Conditions for the Development of Thinking Skills Through Programming 22. Critical Thinking and the Critical Person 23. “Upwards and Across”: An Essay on Cross-Disciplinary Thinking Part IV: Design for Teaching of Thinking. Teaching Thinking Processes 2o. L earning to Learn: A Behavioral Approach to Improving Thinking 26. The Effects of the CoRT-1 Thinking Skills Program on Students 27. The Classroom as a Place for Thinking 28. Slowing Language Down: A Strategy for Systematically Getting at the Issues 29. A Teacher Educator's Perspective on Students' and Teachers' Schemes 30. The Geometric Supposer: Using Microcomputers to Restore Invention to the Learning of Mathematics


    D. N . Perkins Harvard Graduate School of Education Jack Lochhead University of Massachusetts, John Bishop The University of Auckland