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Thinking in Education


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Part I. Education for Thinking: 1. The reflective model of educational practice; 2. Approaches in teaching for thinking; 3. Obstacles and misconceptions in teaching for thinking; Part II. Communities of Inquiry: 4. Thinking in community; 5. The community of inquiry approach to violence reduction; Part III. Orchestrating the Components: 6. The emotions in thinking and in education; 7. Mental acts; 8. Thinking skills; Part IV. Education for the Improvement of Thinking: 9. The transactive dimensions of thinking; 10. Education for critical thinking; 11. Education for creative thinking; 12. Education for caring thinking; 13. Strengthening the power of judgment.

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A major contribution towards teaching for judgment, not just for knowledge, by a leading theorist.


"This book highlights, very appropriately, why thinking needs improving in schools. It illustrates, in a variety of ways, how teachers could encourage their pupils in thought-provoking debates...This book would be a useful resource to anyone involved in teaching philosophy, citizenship or subject-specific thinking." British Journal of Educational Studies

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