ISBN 9788132116127,Critical Thinking Skills in all Children : Teaching for Inquiry, PreK-5

Critical Thinking Skills in all Children : Teaching for Inquiry, PreK-5



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788132116127

ISBN-10 8132116127


Number of Pages 216 Pages
Language (English)


Every child deserves to be challenged to observe, think and question experiences. This invaluable resource shows preschool and primary-level teachers how to successfully foster inquiry and critical thinking skills in all children, including learners with special needs. Critical ThinkingSkills in All Children illustrates how to use the inquiry process to teach mandated content while making learning relevant and lasting for young students. The author uses real classroom examples from schools across the country, provides prompts for framing good questions, offers recommendations for Internet resources and provides techniques to: - Introduce inquiry incrementally and systematically. - Use objects, literature and students' experiences to stimulate inquiry. - Help children turn their playful wonderings into deeper questions about content. - Develop inquiry-based units that incorporate students' queries. Educators will discover how to empower children in their quests for answers and help them develop thinking and investigative skills that will serve them throughout school. Was this product information helpful? Yes No TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Inquiry Overview This Is Better Than Recess!: Why Inquiry Is Important How Do We Start the Inquiry Process? How Do We Plan for Students Questions? Developing Units of Instruction: When Is It Chaos? Why Are Mountains Necessary? - The Nature of Good Questions How Do We Know They Understand? Art, Music, and Physical Education How Do We Involve Parents in Our Inquiries? Inquiry and Students With Special Needs Professional Development Beyond Our Classrooms Conclusions References Index