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Flexibility and creativity

Sternberg again… “Flexibility is valuable in almost any aspect of life – in school, on the job, in intimate relations with other people, and even in dealing with oneself. Just think of how much more effective teachers could be if … Continue reading

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Assessing thinking and instruction

More from Sternberg on thinking styles – this time with regards to instruction and assessment together: “…in order for students to benefit maximally from instruction and assessment, at least some of each should match their styles of thinking. I would … Continue reading

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Matching thinking styles to tasks and situations

More on thinking styles from Robert Sternberg: “A style is a preferred way of thinking. It is not an ability, but rather how we use the abilities we have. We do not have a style, but rather a profile of … Continue reading

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Thinking styles again

I’m still working through Sternberg’s Thinking Styles. Elaborating on this concept, he cites an example of teaching in which the teacher quashed a student’s idea about how to develop the lesson in a different way (though not necessarily in a … Continue reading

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Thinking Styles

It’s an ‘old’ book now, but one that resonates with me… I just picked up Robert Sternberg’s Thinking Styles: In his preface, he writes: “I’ve attended and been graduated from five schools: Tuscan Elementary, Maplewood Junior High School, Columbia High … Continue reading

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Thinking styles

Arguing the importance of attitudes to science education, Eric M. Anderman , Gale M. Sinatra & DeLeon L. Gray write: “Sternberg notes that creativity, which can lead to new scientific discoveries, involves intellectual abilities, knowledge and motivation, as does problem solving. But, he … Continue reading

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Science education is founded on attitudes, learning strategies and skills

In a recent Studies in Science Education article, authors Eric M. Anderman , Gale M. Sinatra & DeLeon L. Gray address exactly the area I have been wondering about in terms of junior science (hooray!). Their interest is in the “complex set … Continue reading

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