Hilda Taba Was Right: You Can Teach Thinking!
Hilda Taba first introduced her concept development ideas 40 years ago with the strong belief that students could be taught to think — specifically to analyze information and create concepts. Since that time, other educators/researchers have developed and adapted many models of teaching to accomplish higher-levels of thinking in their classrooms. These structures can be used for almost all content areas. In this university's graduate program, teachers develop a repertoire of teaching strategies that focus on higher-level thinking methods that also are more active and engaging to their entire class. This workshop will present an overview of the research, the research conducted with teachers/graduate students using these models, and will present various models that can be used alone or can be adapted to use with technology.
Keywords: Models of teaching, Higher levels of thinking
Dr. Janice Nath
Asst. Professor, Department of Urban Education, University of Houston-Downtown