Archive for November, 2003

Teaching for Thinking by Bob Valiant

November 7, 2003


Several years ago I wrote (but did not publish) the following. Having recently rediscovered the manuscript, I thought it not only still fits, but may even be more appropriate today. For related articles go to the Topic “What’s Hot” and look for 21st Century Basic Skills and Higher Level Thinking or read “Higher-Level Thinking Skills” above.


Reform reports by prestigious “blue ribbon” committees, business round tables, economic development councils, and educators from around the world agree that to live successfully in the 21st Century will require citizens to be able to obtain, manipulate, and apply information. That is to say, they will need to use higher level thinking skills. The trouble is…