Non-Fiction Books:

Education for Thinking

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Education for Thinking



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Education for Thinking by Deanna Kuhn
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


What do we want schools to accomplish? The only defensible answer, Deanna Kuhn argues, is that they should teach students to use their minds well, in school and beyond.Bringing insights from research in developmental psychology to pedagogy, Kuhn maintains that inquiry and argument should be at the center of a "thinking curriculum" - a curriculum that makes sense to students as well as to teachers and develops the skills and values needed for lifelong learning. We have only a brief window of opportunity in children's lives to gain (or lose) their trust that the things we ask them to do in school are worth doing. Activities centered on inquiry and argument - such as identifying features that affect the success of a music club catalog or discussing difficult issues like capital punishment - allow students to appreciate their power and utility as they engage in them.

Author Biography

Deanna Kuhn is Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
13 line illustrations, 7 tables
Harvard University Press
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 312 Banana Points