teaching thinking an agenda for the twenty first century

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Teaching Thinking

Author : Cathy Collins
ISBN : 9781136472459
Genre : Education
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Comprehensively addressing the development of thinking from a wide variety of perspectives, this volume presents original work from cognitive psychologists, curriculum specialists, federal government and business leaders, politicians, educational theorists, and other prominent figures specializing in this complex field. These experts provide directives for teacher education, textbook development, classroom activities, administrative policies, publication procedures, business connections, community education strategies, and whole school projects as sample plans of action. Designed to spark adoptions of the solutions it proposes, this book suggests significant steps that can be taken to move toward more advanced thinking instruction in our educational systems.

Teaching Thinking

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ISBN : 0675098017
Genre : Thought and thinking
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Christian Thought In The Twenty First Century

Author : Douglas H. Shantz
ISBN : 9781621891857
Genre : Religion
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In this volume some of the outstanding Christian scholars of our day reflect on how their minds have changed, how their academic fields have changed over the course of their careers, and the pressing issues that Christian scholars will need to address in the twenty-first century. This volume offers an accessible portrait of key trends in the world of Christian scholarship today. Christian Thought in the Twenty-First Century features scholars from Great Britain, Canada, the United States, and Switzerland. The contributors represent a wide variety of academic backgrounds--from biblical studies to theology, to religious studies, to history, English literature, philosophy, law, and ethics. This book offers a personal glimpse of Christian scholars in a self-reflective mode, capturing their honest reflections on the changing state of the academy and on changes in their own minds and outlooks. The breadth and depth of insight afforded by these contributions provide rich soil for a reader's own reflections, and an agenda that will occupy Christian thinkers well into the twenty-first century. Content and Contributors: Historical Perspectives on the Christian Tradition 1. Jesus and The Gospels, by Craig A. Evans 2. The Dwarfs are for the Dwarfs: Medieval Church History Today, by Dennis D. Martin 3. Reflections on Medieval English Literature, by Denis Renevey 4. Reflections of an Historian of Early Modern German Protestantism, by Douglas H. Shantz 5. Making Historical Theology, by Margaret R. Miles 6. Eastern Orthodoxy in the Twenty-First Century, by James R. Payton Jr. 7. Religion's Return, by Lamin Sanneh Philosophical and Theological Issues 8. The Christian Philosopher Today, by Terrence Penelhum 9. Christian Thought: An Agenda for the Future, by Clark H. Pinnock 10. Process Theology in Process, John B. Cobb Jr. 11. Christian Theology in a post-Christendom World, by Douglas John Hall Encounters with Religious Pluralism and the new Science 12. A New Way of Being Christian, by Paul F. Knitter 13. Comparative Theology, Keith Ward 14. Science and Religion in the Twenty-First Century, by John Polkinghorne 15. Bioethics: A Forum for Finding Shared Values in a Twenty-First Century Society, by Margaret Somerville The Academy and the City 16. "But have you kept the faith of your Ancestors?" Musings on the writing and teaching of the history of Christianity in a Secular Canada, by Marguerite Van Die 17. The Spiritual Quest, Christian Thought, and the Academy: Challenges, Commitments, and Considerations, by Charles Nienkirchen 18. Ecstatic Nerve: Fiction, Historical Narrative, and Christian theology in an Academic Setting, by Peter C. Erb 19. Athens and Jerusalem: Facing Both Ways in Calgary, by Alan P. F. Sell 20. The City and the Church, by Wesley A. Kort Approaches to English Literature and Film 21. Reflections on Literary Theory and Criticism, by Susan Felch 22. A Time of Promise and Responsibility: Teaching English Literature in the Christian Academy, by Arlette Zinck 23. Thomas Merton: Retrospect and Prospect, by Bonnie Thurston 24. Thomas Merton's Divinations for a Twenty-First Century Christian Reader, by Lynn Szabo 25. Christianity and the Cinema: An Interreligious Conversation, by Anne Moore Index

Reason To Read

Author : Cathy Collins Block
ISBN : UVA:X002716052
Genre : Education
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Motivate students in grades 4-8 to transfer reading/comprehension, metacognition, and thinking skills to their daily lives. All of the lessons in this resource book combine explicit strategic instruction with a choice of objectives, activities, and literature.

Creating Powerful Thinking In Teachers And Students

Author : Cathy Collins Block
ISBN : UOM:39015032566336
Genre : Education
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Teaching Higher Order Thinking Skills In Language Classrooms

Author : Rajendran Nagappan
ISBN : MSU:31293016885281
Genre : Educational change
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Curriculum Leadership

Author : Regis Bernhardt
ISBN : 1572731494
Genre : Education
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In this text, the contributors speak of issues such as educational excellence, cognition and learning, the knowledge base for various areas of study, procedures for developing curriculum, the importance of technology, multiculturalism and models and strategies for learning.

Community College Review

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ISBN : UIUC:30112032553718
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Preparing Teachers For The 21st Century

Author : Xudong Zhu
ISBN : 9783642369704
Genre : Education
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This book addresses two main questions, namely how to prepare high-quality teachers in the 21st century and how the East and the West can learn from each other. It addresses the different challenges and dilemmas that eastern countries, especially China, and western countries are facing with regard to teacher education. We explore the question by examining teacher education research, practice and policy in different countries, identifying both common problems and country-specific challenges. We then try to find valuable experiences, theories and practice which can solve specific problems in the process of teacher education, also addressing how local and global factors impact it. In this regard, our approach does not strictly separate pre-service teacher education from teachers’ in-service professional development, adopting an integrative perspective. Further, we believe the respective social and cultural contexts must also be taken into account. Lastly, we call for teachers’ knowledge and individual character traits to be accounted for in the education of high-quality teachers.

Learning And Teaching For The Twenty First Century

Author : Rupert Maclean
ISBN : 9781402057731
Genre : Education
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This book stresses learning and teaching over teaching and learning. The contributors contend that education should not focus primarily on teachers and teaching, but on learners: how best to facilitate learning, in the most effective, enjoyable, relevant and cost-effective ways for learners at any age. The book brings together thoughts and insights by international leaders in the fields of teaching and learning. It seeks to build bridges between researchers, policy makers and practitioners.

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