Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 392.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Subject: new book
Higher Order Thinking in Science Classrooms: Students' Learning and Teachers'
School of Education, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION LIBRARY -- 22
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
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.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1852-5 Date: January 2004 Pages: 260 pp.
EURO 99.00 / USD 109.00 / GBP 63.00
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