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Thinking at Every Desk: Four Simple Skills to Transform Your Classroom
Contributor(s): Cabrera, Derek (Author), Colosi, Laura (Author)

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ISBN: 0393707563     ISBN-13: 9780393707564
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
OUR PRICE: $18.95  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: September 2012

Annotation: Cabrera, a specialist in thinking skills and learning, and Colosi (Cornell U. Family Life Development Center) explain the implications of Cabrera's research into thinking, metacognition, and teaching thinking skills. Drawing on an understanding of how knowledge is structured, they consider problems with traditional teaching practices and the need to move towards a constructivist approach (rather than instructionist) that develops higher-order thinking skills. They describe how to teach thinking to students in any grade or subject to get them to understand what they're required to know and how they know it. They outline four universal structures that underlie the process of creating knowledge--making distinctions between things, organizing things into systems, relating things to each other, and doing these actions from various perspectives--to create increased metacognition, deep understanding, and transfer of knowledge from one area to another. Examples from different classrooms are integrated. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Education | Teaching Methods & Materials - General
- Education | Classroom Management
Dewey: 371.102
LCCN: 2012015978
Series: Norton Books in Education
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 6" W x 9.1" (0.60 lbs) 148 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Cabrera, Derek: - Derek Cabrera, an internationally recognized expert in thinking skills and metacognition, lives in Ithaca, New York.Colosi, Laura: - Laura Colosi, a senior researcher at Cornell University's Family Life Development Center, lives in Ithaca, New York.
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