Learning and Teaching Thinking Skills (EDPE6013)

UNIT OF STUDY

This core unit of study centres on examination and evaluation of a number of approaches to the development of higher order cognitive skills. Consideration will be given to the structuring of knowledge to facilitate explanation, problem-solving and creativity and to the use of internalised self-regulatory control strategies in fostering cognitive outcomes. Ways in which thinking and cognition can be supported and extended in educational contexts will be examined in some detail. Particular attention will be given to factors that influence thinking, the role of tools and technologies in facilitating thinking, and perspectives on thinking and cognition generated by contemporary research in cognitive science.

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Classes

1x2hr seminar/week

Assessment

1x3000wd seminar paper (50%) and 1x3000wd integrative review (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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