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A Recent History of Teaching Thinking

Higgins, S.

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R. Wegerif
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L. Li
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J.C. Kaufman
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Abstract

This chapter describes the development of teaching thinking and its uptake in schools over the last sixty years. The influence of key individuals, research and projects, as well as developments in other fields such as neuroscience, can all be identified. From a theoretical view, there are three broad strands drawing on psychology, philosophy and our understanding of the physiology of the brain. The recent history of teaching thinking in education reflects these perspectives, however the underpinning values about thinking and learning indicate that teaching thinking is likely to remain of enduring educational interest.

Citation

Higgins, S. (2015). A Recent History of Teaching Thinking. In R. Wegerif, L. Li, & J. Kaufman (Eds.), The Routledge international handbook of research on teaching thinking (19-28). Routledge

Publication Date Jun 3, 2015
Deposit Date Jul 29, 2015
Publicly Available Date Dec 3, 2016
Publisher Routledge
Pages 19-28
Series Title The Routledge international handbook series
Book Title The Routledge international handbook of research on teaching thinking.
Chapter Number 2
Publisher URL http://www.routledge.com/9780415747493

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking on 03/06/2015, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9780415747493







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