Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thinking about thinking

I have been thinking a lot about thinking lately. This has been sparked by three things, the first was attending a seminar by Robert Swartz on critical thinking skills. The second was reading Kieran Egan's book: 'The Educated Mind: Cognitive tools shape our understanding', especially chapter one 'Three old ideas and a new one'. The third and probably most influential was reading an article by Yoram Harpaz 'Approaches to Teaching Thinking: Towards a conceptual mapping of the field'. If you are interested in teaching thinking in your classroom then check out the new Thinking page on my Inquiring Mind site.