Thinking based Learning

Author: Arthur L. Costa
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780807750988
Format: PDF
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This book provides accesible educational practices that teachers can use to infuse skillful thinking into standards-based content instruction in any subject area or grade level. With rich examples from practice, readers will learn to teach students how, for example, to find and use evidence to support conclusions, to develop and articulate creative ideas, to listen to others seriously and with understanding, and to communicate their thinking with clarity and precision. The authors demonstrate how taking time to frontload deliberate, selective thinking practices can take students to higher levels of achievement. Specific chapters look at the role of metacognition in the classroom, translating good thinking into good writing, and assessment of progress in thinking.

Thinking Through Project Based Learning

Author: Jane Krauss
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452202567
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Everything you need to know to lead effective and engaging project-based learning!Are you eager to try out project-based learning, but don't know where to start? How do you ensure that classroom projects help students develop critical thinking skills and meet rigorous standards? Find the answers in this step-by-step guide, written by authors who are both experienced teachers and project-based learning experts.

The Thinking Child

Author: Nicola Call
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1855394723
Format: PDF
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The book is packed with information about brain-based learning, but is easily accessible with great illustrations - it's a book that is full of life and humour. Like ALPS, there are loads of practical ideas and suggestions, backed up by the theory of why brain-based learning works. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for any early years practitioner or parent of a preschool child who wants to know more about how children learn.' This new edition of The Thinking Child is fully updated with reference to the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Every Child Matters. The book considers the most recent research into the brain and learning, and offers practical advice on how to reflect these findings across the whole range of early years provision in schools and other settings This new edition contains guidance on current challenges facing practitioners, such as dealing with stressed and over-scheduled children, the philosophy and benefits of including every child and how to address practical issues that might arise in different settings The authors offer practical advice on implementing statutory requirements, maintaining a balance between child-initiated and adult-led activities and making the most of existing resources

Higher Order Thinking in Science Classrooms Students Learning and Teachers Professional Development

Author: Anat Zohar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402018541
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How can educators bridge the gap between "big" ideas about teaching students to think and educational practice? This book addresses this question by a unique combination of theory, field experience and elaborate educational research. Its basic idea is to look at science instruction with regard to two sets of explicit goals: one set refers to teaching science concepts and the second set refers to teaching higher order thinking. This book tells about how thinking can be taught not only in the rare and unique conditions that are so typical of affluent experimental educational projects but also in the less privileged but much more common conditions of educational practice that most schools have to endure. It provides empirical evidence showing that students from all academic levels actually improve their thinking and their scientific knowledge following the thinking curricula, and discusses specific means for teaching higher order thinking to students with low academic achievements. The second part of the book addresses issues that pertain to teachers' professional development and to their knowledge and beliefs regarding the teaching of higher order thinking. This book is intended for a very large audience: researchers (including graduate students), curricular designers, practicing and pre-service teachers, college students, teacher educators and those interested in educational reform. Although the book is primarily about the development of thinking in science classrooms, most of it chapters may be of interest to educators from all disciplines.

From Project Based Learning to Artistic Thinking

Author: Raleigh Werberger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475824610
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is an antidote to other books that purport to show teachers an exact formula to follow to get amazing results in the classroom. It will help to create a classroom that is more like play, with much more freedom and less scripting in order to engage students at a deeper level, and still get excellent results by using arts-based research.

Creative Thinking and Arts Based Learning Preschool Through Fourth Grade

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467236535
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning , Preschool Through Fourth Grade. In this book, you will learn topics such as Promoting Children`s Art, Engaging Children in Music, Movement, and Dance, Inviting Children`s Participation in the Dramatic Arts, and Planning and Managing the Classroom Environment plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.