Questions for Life: Powerful Strategies to Guide Critical Thinking
How would you like to catch your students in the act of thinking? Do you want to unlock your own critical thinking processes?
Written by Steve Barkley this book is for educators at all levels introducing a unique model that elicits vital critical thinking skills students need in this challenging and changing world.
Questions for Life presents a dynamic and incredibly timely resource that prescribes questioning strategies to enrich teaching. It delivers a template for students and educators to delve into the fascinating world of their own thinking. You will read lessons and strategies developed by educators from around the world. And you can submit your own lesson plans to share with others. Students can visit these lessons and the Questions for Life model to practice their own critical thinking strategies or add learning puzzles of their own.
We hope this book will serve as a constant resource for those who wish to impart lifelong learning skills to students.
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The Questions for Life Model
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