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by Kerry Ruef

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Title:The Private Eye : "5X" Looking/Thinking by Analogy - A Guide to Developing the Interdisciplinary Mind
Authors:Kerry Ruef
Info:The Private Eye Project (1992), Edition: Revised, Paperback, 230 pages
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The Private Eye : "5X" Looking/Thinking by Analogy - A Guide to Developing the Interdisciplinary Mind by Kerry Ruef



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Did a quick read of this, having come across it via Acorn Naturalists and then finding it at Goodwill this weekend. Definitely has a great approach for using the concept of close observation to develop higher level thinking skills - particularly the use of analogy and scientific literacy. Some of it came across as too hard sell (buy our kits! our loupes are awesome!) but I will definitely use it as a reference guide as part of our homeschool library, given Z's natural predilection for magnification at any scale. ( )
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The Private Eye® (5X) Looking / Thinking by Analogy: A Guide to Developing the Interdisciplinary Mind by Kerry Ruef. (The Private Eye Project, 2003, 1998,1992) 240 pages. K-16 through life. Profusely illustrated in black and white. This best-selling introduction to The Private Eye program will propel you and your students into worlds of wonder and intellectual growth. You ll discover the drama and wonder of looking closely at the world, thinking by analogy, changing scale and theorizing and how The Private Eye s simple "tools" produce "gifted" results. Whether you re teaching science, language arts, art, math and/or social studies, you ll be amazed at how students love the process: with a jeweler's loupe, everyday objects and The Private Eye s simple questions you ll accelerate and magnify thought as students write, draw, theorize and invent. Learn how the loupe (a magnification tool with a simple but amazing difference) can improve student concentration and attention to detail Use the loupe + The Private Eye s simple but powerful questions to vastly improve student writing, drawing and theorizing See examples of student work Over 200 lesson plans, ideas and ticklers to enrich the five core disciplines This book takes the reader on a journey of discovery that incorporates science, art, literature, and creative thinking. The author leads the reader through the creative process, quoting writers and scientists and presenting solid scientific research. Open, study, and explore this book and discover the treasures waiting within. Dolores Choat, Science and Children (NSTA) After looking through the book, I felt like I'd walked in the front door of heaven. What really impresses me is the scientific learning that you've built into observation, and the chance to draw. I think how you've tied thinking by analogy and theorizing with the loupe is spectacular. Ann H. Zwinger, naturalist, author of The Mysterious Lands; Downcanyon

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