Pathways to Thinking Schools

Pathways to Thinking Schools

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Give students the essential thinking skills they need to thrive. Exclusively content-focused teaching may improve test scores, but it leaves students without the cognitive skills for success in an information-overloaded world where deep thinking, collaborative problem solving, and emotional intelligence is essential. In this book, David Hyerle presents case studies of schools and educators who have applied these powerful models, in some case system-wide, to remedy this situation, including: Visual learning tools including Hyerlea€™s renowned Thinking Maps A language for students to improve their intellectual-emotional behaviors as they learn A system for developing studentsa€™ abilities to ask questions in the context of a developing Community of InquiryIn the second year, we were confident that students knew what a Thinking Map was (tacit use), but we were uncertain of the ... To determine the extent to which a fluent and a€œreflectivea€ studenta#39;s use of maps occurred in problem-solving situations, we ... Although some students showed strategic and even reflective use of maps, the majority still struggled to show the fluency we expected in their map use.

Title:Pathways to Thinking Schools
Author: David N. Hyerle, Larry Alper
Publisher:Corwin Press - 2014-04-01

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