Thursday, October 21, 2010

Introduce Thinking in Schools

An interesting article discussing the idea of introducing a course on Thinking Big in schools (and in life):
The facilitator of the thinking module does not need to know anything about "divided middles" or "syllogistic reasoning" or "remote associates." Rather, she needs to be comfortable with -- or, to begin with, at least able to fake being comfortable with -- providing students with genuine permission to think. This involves helping them propose big questions worth answering, helping them embrace complexity and helping them honor not knowing. She should expect to feel a little nervous facilitating this module, as there is no curriculum to teach or information to impart. After a little while she will come to understand her job and be thrilled by the results.
Read the whole thing here.

And don't miss the comments - they're pretty interesting in and of themselves!

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