"The Having of Wonderful Ideas" and Other Essays on Teaching and Learning

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Teachers College Press, 2006 - Education - 208 pages
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Duckworth's ideas contained in these timeless essays are more important than ever to the public discourse on education. They are a much-needed antidote to many of today's school reform practices, where a number is accepted as an adequate representation of a student's learning. This revised edition features a new Introduction and a new chapter on critical exploration in the classroom.

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Review: The Having of Wonderful Ideas: And Other Essays on Teaching and Learning

User Review  - Emily Freeman - Goodreads

I finally finished this book! It took forever - it's a very academic book, and the early essays were difficult for me to get through without losing concentration. But, I appreciated it partly because ... Read full review

Review: The Having of Wonderful Ideas: And Other Essays on Teaching and Learning

User Review  - Dan DeMaioNewton - Goodreads

This book changed my life, career, and beliefs. Clearly spelled out, this book demonstrates the need for learning over teaching and changed my views on how to really teach well. Read full review

Contents

The Having of Wonderful Ideas
1
The Language and Thought of Piaget
15
Either Were Too Early and They Cant Learn
31
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Eleanor Duckworth is Professor of Education at Harvard University. She worked with Jean Piaget for more than two decades, as a student and colleague.

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