The Focus Factor

8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

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Code: TCP0621

ISBN: 9781760010621

No of Pages: 139

Publish Date: 12 March 2014

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This revised Australian edition of The Focus Factor examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Australian Curriculum and promotes success for students in 21st-century life, school and work. Whatever your subject, The Focus Factor offers:

  • research-supported best practices for developing higher-order thinking skills with all learners
  • engaging how-to examples of cognitive strategies that lead students to deeper learning of Australian Curriculum-aligned content
  • the tools teachers need to escape the recall curriculum and make cognition central to daily instruction for all students

Starting with cognitive psychologist Reuven Feuerstein's pioneering Theory of Mediated Learning, The Focus Factor provides a rationale for teaching skills that focuses on deeper learning. Each chapter introduces the what, the why and the how to do it for explicit, intentional incorporation of specific content-crossing competencies. The text is designed to make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

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Price A$36.95
ISBN 9781760010621
Publish date 2014-03-12 00:00:00
Partner ID 20278
Partner Name Columbia Teachers College Press
Key Learning Area English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Media, Science, Technologies, The Arts