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Chapter 17: Teaching Thinking Skills: Examination, Evaluation and Differentiation
While being highly contested and often ambiguous, much of the literature on ‘thinking’ suggests:[Page 241]
- it is a cognitive process – something to do with the ‘mind’;
- it is possible to improve thinking by practising it – thus, it is a ‘skill’ rather than an ‘ability’;
- the need for stretching and challenging lessons and activities for the development ...