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Fifty Strategies to Boost Cognitive Engagement - Creating a Thinking Culture in the Classroom


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Transform your classroom culture from one of passive knowledge consumption to one of active learning and student engagement. In this well-researched book, author Rebecca Stobaugh shares how to build a culture of thinking that emphasises essential 21st century skills – from critical thinking and problem solving to teamwork and creativity. In communicating this essential knowledge, Stobaugh offers fifty teacher-tested instructional strategies for nurturing students’ cognitive abilities across the full range of thinking levels.

F–12 teachers will:

  • gain an understanding of the concepts of critical thinking and cognitive engagement, as well as the relationship between the two
  • study the thinking levels in Bloom’s taxonomy revised, the cognitive processes associated with those levels, and how they establish a path to high-level thinking
  • choose among fifty effective instructional strategies that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and media literacy in the classroom
  • understand ten powerful methods for sustaining a classroom’s culture of thinking for the long term
  • utilise Take Action sections and download free online reproducibles that will assist them in building a culture of thinking in the classroom.

Author: Rebecca Stobaugh