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Overcoming student learning bottlenecks : decode the critical thinking of your discipline /

by Middendorf, Joan K; Shopkow, Leah.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sterling, Virginia : Stylus Publishing, 2017Description: xix, 242 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781620366653; 9781620366653 (pbk. : alk. paper); ; .Subject(s): Critical thinking -- Study and teaching | Group work in education | Learning, Psychology of
Contents:
Identifying bottlenecks to learning -- Decoding mental actions -- Modeling -- Practicing critical thinking in a discipline -- Motivation and accountability -- Decoding assessment -- Sharing -- Decoding at the intersection of other theories -- Appendix 1. Blank decoding the disciplines course planning template -- Appendix 2. Matching mental actions to teaching methods, based on Bloom -- Appendix 3. Decoding curriculum and program assessment -- Appendix 4. Decoding as the basis for SoTL research.
Summary: This book presents a process for uncovering bottlenecks and determining the most effective way to enable students to surmount them. It explains how to apply the seven steps of decoding the disciplines: how to identify bottlenecks, unpack the critical thinking of experts, teach students how to do this kind of thinking, and how to evaluate the degree. Intended for faculty who want their students to develop disciplinary forms of reasoning, and are interested in a methodology with the potential to transform and reinvigorate their teaching. List(s) this item appears in: BL: Faculty Development Collection
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-226) and indexes.

Identifying bottlenecks to learning -- Decoding mental actions -- Modeling -- Practicing critical thinking in a discipline -- Motivation and accountability -- Decoding assessment -- Sharing -- Decoding at the intersection of other theories -- Appendix 1. Blank decoding the disciplines course planning template -- Appendix 2. Matching mental actions to teaching methods, based on Bloom -- Appendix 3. Decoding curriculum and program assessment -- Appendix 4. Decoding as the basis for SoTL research.

This book presents a process for uncovering bottlenecks and determining the most effective way to enable students to surmount them. It explains how to apply the seven steps of decoding the disciplines: how to identify bottlenecks, unpack the critical thinking of experts, teach students how to do this kind of thinking, and how to evaluate the degree. Intended for faculty who want their students to develop disciplinary forms of reasoning, and are interested in a methodology with the potential to transform and reinvigorate their teaching.

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