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Overview

Cutting-edge skills for twenty-first-century learners and educators.
Designed to transform teaching practice, this book provides the tools to understand thinking patterns and how learning actually happens. It empowers teachers to structure learning in the most meaningful way, helping students explore new paths to knowledge.

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Editorial Reviews

John Z. Nittolo
“During a time of budget cuts, fads, and other educational contraction, Cabrera and Colosi have forever changed the intellectual trajectory of our students. They have proven that you don’t need a miracle when you have a method.”
Ginger Richardson
“Cabrera and Colosi aim high: Their goal is to revitalize the explicit pedagogy of thinking skills by emphasizing the dynamic interplay between information and thought, and by encouraging students to recognize and explicate the distinctions, systems, relationships, and perspectives that inherently characterize any concept. The approach, which is deeply informed by a complex systems perspective, is the culmination of over a decade of work.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393707564
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Derek Cabrera, an internationally recognized expert in thinking skills and metacognition, lives in Ithaca, New York.

Laura Colosi, a senior researcher at Cornell University’s Family Life Development Center, lives in Ithaca, New York.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

1 Introduction: Thinking at Every Desk 1

2 Distinctions 31

3 Systems 57

4 Relationships 77

5 Perspectives 97

6 Conclusions and Looking Forward 113

Appendix I 129

Appendix II 137

Index 143

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