Psychologist Robert Sternberg argues that ability often goes unappreciated and uncultivated not because of lack of talent, but because of conflicting styles of thinking and learning. Using a variety of examples that range from scientific studies to personal anecdotes, Sternberg presents a theory of thinking styles that aims to explain why aptitude tests, school grades, and classroom performance often fail to identify real ability. This provocative book suggests real change in how we measure achievement, and will inspire many to assess their own thinking styles. Thinking Styles offers a complete theory of how different people think and learn. Combining personal anecdote with scientific study, Dr Sternberg examines the variety of ways in which people develop and use their talents, and he argues that academic and professional criteria of ability often confuse differences in thinking styles with differences in intelligence.
|auteur:||Sternberg, Robert J.|
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
|Afmetingen:||227 x 155 x 12|
"In this stimulating and thought-provoking book, one of today's best-known psychologists provides a fascinating discussion of the many different ways people think and work today." Library and Information Science Annual
Part I. The Nature of Thinking Styles: 1. What are thinking styles and why do we need them?; 2. Functions of mental self-government; 3. Forms of mental self-government; Part II. The Theory of Mental Self-government: 4. Levels, scope, and leanings of mental self-government; 5. Principles of styles of thinking; 6. The development of thinking styles; 7. Thinking styles in the classroom: what have we learned?; Part III. Thinking Styles in Home, School, and Society: 8. A capsule history of theory and research on styles; 9. Why a theory of mental self-government?
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