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by John C. Bean

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Teaching for critical thinking, especially in a way that fosters student engagement and active learning, is even more important today than when the first edition of this best-selling classic was published. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, John Bean offers a practical guide for designing writing and critical thinking activities and incorporating them into courses across all disciplines in ways that stimulate inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate.

In this second edition, Bean integrates recent pedagogical research, brings rhetorical theory to bear on writing in the disciplines, addresses quantitative and scientific literacy, advocates a new approach to the research paper, includes activities for online and blended learning environments, and offers new ideas for transformative assessment of student learning.
  brockportcelt | Sep 23, 2011 |
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  ciia | Sep 28, 2010 |
No matter what course you teach, you will always teach writing (unless you are an acting teacher, I guess) and at least one learning goal has to focus on helping students express their thinking about their course of study well...and in writing. To reach that goal, you'll need writing activities and a plan for strengthening the writing skills of your students throughout the semester. This book will take any instructor from any discipline through the process of incorporating more and better writing assignments/activities in a classroom, categorizing them by the type of skill represented. Necessary chapers--engaging all learners, dealing with grammar issues, how to design types of assignments, and how to coach students toward your ideal vision of writer. Definitely read this book before planning (or when revising) your course. ( )
  LTITC | Jun 15, 2009 |
Excellent guide to encouraging active learning and critical thinking. Got me through my first teaching assessment! ( )
  lizw | Nov 15, 2005 |
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A practical nuts and bolts guide for teachers from any discipline who want to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities. Engaging Ideas:Shows how teachers can encourage inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate in their courses.Presents a wide variety of strategies for stimulating active learning and for coaching writing and critical thinking.Offers teachers concrete advice on how to design courses, structure assignment, use class time, critique student performance, and model critical thinking activities.Demonstrates how writing can easily be integrated with such other critical thinking activities and inquiry discussions, simulation games, classroom debates, and interactive lectures.

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Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, with Engaging Ideas, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline. Integrating critical thinking with writing-across-the-curriculum approaches, the book shows how teachers from any discipline can incorporate these activities into their courses. This edition features new material dealing with genre and discourse community theory, quantitative/scientific literacy, blended and online learning,… (more)

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