Up and Out: Using Critical and Creative Thinking Skills to Enhance Learning / Edition 1

Up and Out: Using Critical and Creative Thinking Skills to Enhance Learning / Edition 1

by Andrew P. Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205297315

ISBN-13: 9780205297313

Pub. Date: 07/08/1999

Publisher: Pearson

Well organized and easy-to-read, Up and Out makes the process of teaching thinking skills understandable to instructors of all experience levels. The author defines exactly what creative and critical thinking skills are, describes the theories on which they are based, and using research as well as practical activities, explains how they should be

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Well organized and easy-to-read, Up and Out makes the process of teaching thinking skills understandable to instructors of all experience levels. The author defines exactly what creative and critical thinking skills are, describes the theories on which they are based, and using research as well as practical activities, explains how they should be taught. The text also covers how thinking skills can be embedded into existing reading, language arts, social studies, and science curricula. Hundreds of unique, engaging thinking activities are presented which can be used to enliven classroom instruction. For pre-service and in-service teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205297313
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/08/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with “Summary.”

Preface.

1.What Are Thinking Skills?

Effective Thinking Is Valued.

Components of Intelligence.

Information Processing Model.

Thinking Skills.

2.The Basics of Thinking Skills.

Approaches to Thinking Skills Instruction.

Acquisition and Transfer of Thinking Skills Instruction.

Thinking Skills and Academic Achievement.

Using Thinking Skills to Enhance Classroom Instruction.

3.Teaching Thinking Skills.

Lesson Plans.

Elements of Effective Skills Instruction.

4.Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills.

What Is Creativity?

Enhancing Creativity in the Classroom.

Creative Thinking Skills.

5.Intelligence and Critical Thinking Skills.

A Traditional View of Intelligence.

Multiple Intelligences.

Critical Thinking Skills.

6.Thinking Skills and Reading.

Reading.

Thinking Skills and Narrative Text.

Thinking Skill and Expository Text.

Thinking Skills and Comprehension.

7.Thinking Skills and Writing.

What Is Writing.

The Process of Writing.

Poetry.

Grammar and Thinking Skills.

Spelling.

8.Thinking Skills and Science.

Science Is a Verb.

Inquiry Is Science.

Thinking in Science Class.

9.Thinking Skills and Social Studies.

The Social Studies Curriculum.

Learning about Self and Others.

Teaching Values.

Newspapers and Current Events.

Inquiry in Social Studies.

10.Thinking Skills and Gifted Learners.

Giftedness.

Programming Options.

11.Thinking Skills, Standards, and Assessment.

Increasing Score on Standardized Tests.

Performance Based Standards.

Appendix.

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