Back to Knowledge: The Ironic Path of Teaching Thinking | Dr. Yoram Harpaz, Beit Berl Teachers College, Israel

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RT @DTWillingham: This article offers a taxonomy of methods of #teaching #thinking that I found useful.


The article follows the conceptual path made by the teaching thinking movement. It emerged as a reaction to the explosion, obsolescence, availability, and relativity of knowledge, as a call to teach thinking instead of knowledge, and returned to knowledge in the form of the third approach to teaching thinking — teaching for understanding. Understanding knowledge is the essential, perhaps even sufficient, condition for good — effective, critical and creative — thinking.

Key words: Thinking skills, thinking dispositions, understanding, understanding performances, mindware, educational environment fostering thinking”

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