Learning to Think: Disciplinary Perspectives

3.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781118308127: Learning to Think: Disciplinary Perspectives
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In colleges and universities, there is increasing demand to help students learn how to conceptualize, analyze, and reason. Learning to Think presents a model of learning that takes into account the different ways learning occurs in different academic disciplines and explores the relationship between knowledge and thinking processes. Janet Donald--a leading researcher in the field of postsecondary teaching and learning--presents a framework for learning that goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge to encompass ways of constructing and utilizing it within and across disciplines. The author discusses how learning occurs in different academic disciplines and reveals how educators can improve the teaching and learning process in their classrooms and programs.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

"In an innovative, interdisciplinary investigation of a neglected topic, Janet Donald not only suggests that there are major differences among learning paradigms in leading disciplines, but that faculty will teach more successfully once we recognize that we are actually teaching students to think. She demonstrates convincingly how students make contact with the investigative tools that each discipline prizes and how essential that contact is to their education."
--James Wilkinson, director, Derek Bok Center for Teaching, Harvard University

"Humanists, scientists, and educationalists think and learn in different ways. Based upon her extensive interviews in many disciplines and countries, Professor Donald teaches us how."
--David G. Brown, vice president and dean, International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning, Wake Forest University

From the Inside Flap:

Learning to think in a discipline is a demanding scholarly task that is not often associated with the development of university students. Although the intellectual development of postsecondary students is gaining increased attention, relating student development to the process of inquiry in different disciplines is unexplored terrain. This book attempts to come to a deeper understanding of thinking processes by exploring the approaches to thinking taken in different disciplines and then considering how these could be applied to student intellectual development.

Drawing on more than twenty-five years of research, Janet Donald shows how knowledge is structured and how professors and students perceive learning in their fields-and offers strategies for constructing and using knowledge that will help postsecondary institutions to promote students' intellectual development within and across the disciplines. The author first creates a framework for understanding student intellectual development and for learning to think in different disciplines. In succeeding chapters, she describes the principal methods of inquiry in each discipline and their effects on learning to think, examining what this means for students and how we might use it to improve the instructional process.

For faculty members, this book provides insight into the representation and development of curricula, courses, and programs to improve teaching and learning processes. Professors of education may find a specific use for the comparisons across disciplines in planning courses on teaching methods, as an aid in providing students with insight into how disciplines or fields of study are constructed, and in refining their own conceptual framework in their field. Administrators, particularly of programs and departments, will find suggestions for policy initiatives that are needed to create a supportive learning environment and for organizing teaching and learning.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780787910327: Learning to Think: Disciplinary Perspectives (Jossey Bass Higher & Adult Education Series)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0787910325 ISBN 13:  9780787910327
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 2002
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Donald
Published by Jossey Bass (2011)
ISBN 10: 1118308123 ISBN 13: 9781118308127
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jossey Bass, 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781118308127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Janet Gail Donald
Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1118308123 ISBN 13: 9781118308127
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In colleges and universities, there is increasing demand to help students learn how to conceptualize, analyze, and reason. Learning to Think presents a model of learning that takes into account the different ways learning occurs in different academic disciplines and explores the relationship between knowledge and thinking processes. Janet Donald--a leading researcher in the field of postsecondary teaching and learning--presents a framework for learning that goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge to encompass ways of constructing and utilizing it within and across disciplines. The author discusses how learning occurs in different academic disciplines and reveals how educators can improve the teaching and learning process in their classrooms and programs. Seller Inventory # AAH9781118308127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Janet Gail Donald
Published by John Wiley Sons Inc, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 1118308123 ISBN 13: 9781118308127
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley Sons Inc, United States, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In colleges and universities, there is increasing demand to help students learn how to conceptualize, analyze, and reason. Learning to Think presents a model of learning that takes into account the different ways learning occurs in different academic disciplines and explores the relationship between knowledge and thinking processes. Janet Donald--a leading researcher in the field of postsecondary teaching and learning--presents a framework for learning that goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge to encompass ways of constructing and utilizing it within and across disciplines. The author discusses how learning occurs in different academic disciplines and reveals how educators can improve the teaching and learning process in their classrooms and programs. Seller Inventory # AAH9781118308127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Donald
Published by Jossey Bass (2011)
ISBN 10: 1118308123 ISBN 13: 9781118308127
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jossey Bass, 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FW-9781118308127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Janet Gail Donald (author)
Published by Wiley 2011-12-09, San Francisco (2011)
ISBN 10: 1118308123 ISBN 13: 9781118308127
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley 2011-12-09, San Francisco, 2011. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781118308127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Janet Gail Donald
Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN 10: 1118308123 ISBN 13: 9781118308127
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781118308127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Donald, Janet Gail
Published by Jossey-Bass 3/25/2002 (2002)
ISBN 10: 1118308123 ISBN 13: 9781118308127
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jossey-Bass 3/25/2002, 2002. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Learning to Think: Disciplinary Perspectives. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781118308127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 56.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Donald, Janet Gail
Published by Jossey-Bass (2002)
ISBN 10: 1118308123 ISBN 13: 9781118308127
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jossey-Bass, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9781118308127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Janet Gail Donald
Published by Jossey-Bass
ISBN 10: 1118308123 ISBN 13: 9781118308127
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jossey-Bass. Paperback. Condition: New. 352 pages. Dimensions: 9.9in. x 6.9in. x 0.9in.In colleges and universities, there is increasing demand to help students learn how to conceptualize, analyze, and reason. Learning to Think presents a model of learning that takes into account the different ways learning occurs in different academic disciplines and explores the relationship between knowledge and thinking processes. Janet Donald--a leading researcher in the field of postsecondary teaching and learning--presents a framework for learning that goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge to encompass ways of constructing and utilizing it within and across disciplines. The author discusses how learning occurs in different academic disciplines and reveals how educators can improve the teaching and learning process in their classrooms and programs. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781118308127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 64.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Janet Gail Donald
Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1118308123 ISBN 13: 9781118308127
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In colleges and universities, there is increasing demand to help students learn how to conceptualize, analyze, and reason. Learning to Think presents a model of learning that takes into account the different ways learning occurs in different academic disciplines and explores the relationship between knowledge and thinking processes. Janet Donald--a leading researcher in the field of postsecondary teaching and learning--presents a framework for learning that goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge to encompass ways of constructing and utilizing it within and across disciplines. The author discusses how learning occurs in different academic disciplines and reveals how educators can improve the teaching and learning process in their classrooms and programs. Seller Inventory # LIE9781118308127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 65.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book