Teaching and Learning in a Community of Thinking

Teaching and Learning in a Community of Thinking

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This book explores a new pedagogical model called The Third Model, which places the encounter between the child and the curriculum at the center of educational theory and practice. The Third Model is implemented in an alternative classroom called Community of Thinking. Teaching and learning in a Community of Thinking is based on three qstationsq: the fertile question; research; and concluding performance. The essence of a Community of Thinking is the formation of a group of students and teachers who grapple with a troubling question to which they do not know the answer at the outset a€“ and sometimes even at the end of their investigation. The Community of Thinking framework is supported by a whole school model a€“ the Intel-Lect School. The model, or parts of it, is currently implemented in schools in Israel, England, Australia, and New Zealand. The book suggests a new pedagogical narrative based on alternative qatomic picturesq of learning, teaching, knowledge, mind and the aim of education, and a systematic pedagogical practice based on this narrative.The big picture (or the mimetic chain) authorizes the teacher to instruct everyone in a uniform, ... one morning, gives the order, a€œtoday everyone gets an enema, a€ and the next day, a€œtoday everyone gets a transfusion.a€ Just as Israeli bus driversanbsp;...

Title:Teaching and Learning in a Community of Thinking
Author:Yoram Harpaz
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-11


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