The Focus Factor (Heftet)

8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2013
Antall sider: 192
Forlag: Teachers' College Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780807754481
Kategori: Pedagogikk
Omtale The Focus Factor
Featuring practical ''how to'' classroom examples, this teacher-friendly introduction examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Common Core State Standards and future success for students in 21st-century life, school, and work. Starting with cognitive psychologist Reuven Feuerstein's pioneering Theory of Mediated Learning, the author provides a rationale for teaching skills that focuses on deeper learning and connects to CCSSs. These include distinguishing what is important from what is not, thinking critically and creatively, sorting and searching information, connecting ideas, and problem solving. Each chapter introduces the what, the why, and the how to do it for explicit, intentional incorporation of specific content-crossing competencies. The text is designed to make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

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