What you will learn in the course:
- Familiarity with the movement for teaching thinking through a conceptual map that divides the movement into three approaches: skills, dispositions, and understanding
- What good thinking is and, naturally, the skills, dispositions and understandings that will help improve your thinking
- How to teach students or employees in knowledge-based workplaces to think better—more effectively, critically, and creatively
- Whether our current schools, including our colleges and universities, teach students to think well
- Inspiration to develop new educational environments that will develop and nurture student thinking
The knowledge economy, scientific and technological advances, democratic society, and other factors all exert pressure on education systems to develop students’ ability to think well—to think effectively, critically, and creatively. The movement for teaching thinking, which emerged in the West in the last third of the 20th century and thereafter expanded throughout the world, responded to this challenge with theories that address the question: What is the factor that generates good thinking and how does one teach it? There are multiple and occasionally contradictory answers to this question.
The course presents a conceptual map to elucidate the theories of and approaches to teaching thinking:
- The skills approach aims to impart thinking skills through demonstration and practice.
- The dispositions approach aims to instill good thinking dispositions through modeling and organizational culture.
- The understanding approach aims to help students develop understandings through undermining and inquiry.
Each approach defines the key concepts of the subject—“thinking,” “good thinking,” and “educating for thinking”—in its own distinctive way. With an understanding of the approaches to teaching thinking, we can teach students, workers, and citizens to think better.
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מונחה: לוח הזמנים נבנה ע"י צוות הקורס.
Professor Yoram Harpaz
Professor Yoram Harpaz
Professor Yoram Harpaz is a lecturer in education at the Al Qasemi College of Education and Beit Berl In the 1970s, he studied General History and Philosophy (BA) at the Hebrew University and thought of education (Master). In the 1980s, he was a history and philosophy teacher and an educator at Boyer School. After seven years of teaching and educating, he was a reporter in the Jerusalem newspaper "Kol Ha’ir," and in 1992 was admitted into the first cycle of the Mandel School of Educational Leadership. After graduating from Mandel he worked at the Branco Weiss Institute. As part of his work there, he managed the project "Teaching and learning in the thinking community" and conducted the Institute's publications. During his work at the Institute, he traveled to Harvard University where he wrote a Ph.D. in the field of thinking education under the guidance of David Perkins and Zvi Lam. The PhD was submitted to the Hebrew University. After nine years at the Branco Weiss Institute, he joined the Mandel School of Educational Leadership faculty, and managed it from 2004 to 2006. In 2007-2015 he edited the "Echo Hahinuch" newspaper. Harpaz has published four books and articles on teaching, learning and thinking.
Dr. Abeer Watted
Dr. Abeer Watted| Talpiot College
Lecturer and researcher at Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, head of the Center for MOOC Development, and advisor to the college president on the advancement of women. Third degree alumna from the faculty of science and technology education at the Technion. Her doctoral research focused on multi- participant online open courses (MOOCs) as the basis for projects in nanotechnology and nanosensors, examining motivation in learning and acquisition[MJ6] of knowledge. During her third-degree studies she worked as a teaching assistant on the first MOOC to be developed at the Technion, on nanotechnology and nanosensors. Dr. Watted completed her first and second degrees in the civil engineering faculty at the Technion (1998 and 2005 respectively). She completed a further second degree in science and technology education at the Technion in 2013. Dr. Watted's research focuses on: learning in MOOC environments, project-based learning (PBL), learning based on laboratory research, motivation in science learning, and innovative thought.
Dr. Baha Zoabi
Dr. Baha Zoabi| Al-Qasemi Academy
Dr. Zoabi was recently appointed Academic Dean of the Al Qasemi Academic College of Education. After completing his doctorate in 2013, he specialized in the professional-applied field of excellence and innovation in education and leads the development of innovative courses, development of innovation arenas, development of learning materials in the context of innovative and future-oriented pedagogy in higher education and leads international conferences for researchers, teachers and students in innovation in education. Dr. Zoabi has invested much effort over the last two years in leading the "Collective Impact" in the field of innovation in Arab society with the aim of reducing gaps and exploiting the potential for creativity / innovation among students in the education system in the Arab society led by the newly established Al Qasemi - Academic College of Education.