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One of the central questions facing anyone involved in education is can you actually teach anyone to think? To begin to answer this question, it is necessary to know what thinking means. Frank Smith is one of the most influential writers in education today. His work on reading in particular has had a seminal effect on classroom practice throughout the English-speaking worl ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published June 15th 1991 by Teachers College Press (first published 1990)
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Azat Sultanov
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It’s a thought-provoking book written by an authority in the field. Being an educator I mainly reviewed critical thinking.

The image of thinking that has developed in this book is one of a single, continual, all-embracing operation of the mind, powered by an imagination that never rests, not of a collection of disparate skills, some of which may be absent or deficient until they are taught. Learning, remembering, understanding, and other manifestations of thought—such as reasoning, problem-solvi
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great many quotable lines in this text, which explores thinking within our brains, society, and the classroom.
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Frank Smith is a contemporary psycholinguist recognized for his contributions in linguistics and cognitive psychology, both nationally and internationally, over the past 35 years. He is regarded as an essential contributor to research on the nature of the reading process together with researchers such as George Armitage Miller, Kenneth S. Goodman (see Ken Goodman), Paul A. Kolers, Jane W. Torrey, ...more

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