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Question 1/Ed Psych

Broad Themes of Willingham The Mind is Not Designed for Thinking People are Naturally Curious, but, Curiosity is Fragile Need to make problems "Interesting"
Common Teacher Practice: Ignore facts to focus on skills or "doing" something // WHY? Backlash against standardized testing Perception of facts as "boring" Criticism of "drill and kill" Popularity of having students "think like scientists" Students can "Google up answers"
Common Teacher Practice: Ignore facts to focus on skills or "doing" something // RESEARCH Cr.th. requires facts to think about Critical thinking is tied to background know. Reading comp requires background knowledge (Recht and Leslie '88; study of jr high students) Knowledge is necessary for cognitive skills Factual know. improves
Created by: neiffer