Thinking Schools and David Hyerle’s work are groundbreaking efforts towards an educational model where students learn to think and reason at a higher level, truly preparing them to succeed in the jobs of the future.
SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) November 18, 2014
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new video segment revealing six key attributes of student-centered thinking models by international education expert David Hyerle. The video segment is taken from Hyerle’s keynote presentation at the 2014 School Improvement Innovation Summit on his work with Thinking Schools International.
“Information alone will not prepare students to fill 21st century jobs,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “To be truly ready for college, a career and life, students will need to know how to think, process information and problem solve. Thinking Schools and David Hyerle’s work are groundbreaking efforts towards an educational model where students learn to think and reason at a higher level, truly preparing them to succeed in the jobs of the future.”
Based on his work creating Thinking Schools in countries all over the world, Hyerle speaks about how educators can transition to a Thinking School model where students do not just consume, memorize or manage information—they learn to understand their own thinking skills and develop them alongside the content they’re learning.
Educators can begin this critical shift through six characteristics, all of which are fully explained in the video segment and Hyerle’s new LumiBook, “Growing Thinking Students in Thinking Schools.”
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