Thinking and reasoning, long the academic province of philosophy, have over the past century emerged as core topics of empirical investigation and theoretical analysis in the modern fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience. Formerly seen as too complicated and amorphous to be included in early textbooks on the science of cognition, the study of thinking and reasoning has since taken off, branching off in a distinct direction from the field from which it originated.
This step-by-step introduction to teaching thinking skills in the primary grades will be useful to teachers, librarians and staff development personnel. It will be of particular interest to teachers of the gifted. Each thinking skill is explained in a full-page reproducible format followed by a page offering booktalks to be used to introduce favorite picture books that can be used to teach that skill to young children and two pages of reproducible activities for the children to practice the newly learned skill. Over 30 skills are taught ranging from analogy to hypothesizing to inferring to patterning and reversible thinking.
Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things
Design Your Life is a series of irreverent and realistic snapshots about objects and how we interact with them. By leading design thinker Ellen Lupton and her twin sister Julia Lupton, it shows how design is about much more than what’s bought at high-end stores or the modern look at IKEA. Design is critical thinking: a way to look at the world and wonder why things work, and why they don’t.
Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own brain trip you up. This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their critical thinking skills.
Beginning ReadingA gradual progression in activity formats helps build confidence and independence for early readers. The book is divided into six areas: 7 Following Directions (art projects use simple instructions and visual cues) 7 Sequencing Directions (order pictures and text to sequence steps for simple, familiar tasks) 7 DrawThen Write (follow simple directions to create a picture, then write about) 7 Read, Think, Cut & Paste (use critical thinking and reading skills to sequence story events)...
Boone and Kurtz, Contemporary Business 15th Edition delivers solutions at the speed of business. Solutions designed to help you improve critical thinking—from the Boone and Kurtz Student Case Videos to the Weekly Updates news blog—will get students thinking, talking, connecting and making decisions—at the speed of business. Experience a textbook program that supports your goals to stimulate curiously, show relevance, promote creativity and prepare students for what’s ahead, in their academic and business careers.