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Intellectual Character: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Get It

Ritchhart, Ron

ISBN 10: 0787972789 / ISBN 13: 9780787972783
Published by Jossey-Bass, 2004
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Title: Intellectual Character: What It Is, Why It ...

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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What does it really mean to be intelligent? Ron Ritchhart presents a new and powerful view of intelligence that moves beyond ability to focus on cognitive dispositions such as curiosity, skepticism, and open mindedness. Arguing persuasively for this new conception of intelligence, the author uses vivid classroom vignettes to explore the foundations of intellectual character and describe how teachers can enculturate productive patterns of thinking in their students. Intellectual Character presents illustrative, inspiring stories of exemplary teachers to help show how intellectual traits and thinking dispositions can be developed and cultivated in students to promote successful learning. This vital book provides a model of authentic and powerful teaching and offers practical strategies for creating classroom environments that support thinking.

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"Ron Ritchhart will engage and regale you with a very different way of looking at good thinking and flexible intelligence, what they are, where they come from, and how perhaps learning and education could help people to get more of them."
--from the Foreword by David Perkins, professor of education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

"Intellectual Character is that rare book that successfully translates deep, complex ideas into accessible prose and illuminates key concepts with compelling examples from real classrooms. It breaks new ground by demonstrating that when skillfully guided by teachers who themselves act intelligently, students are eager to engage in meaningful, rigorous learning."
--Tony Jackson, author, Turningpoints 2000: Educating Adolescents for the 21st Century

"An invaluable guide for fostering thoughtful students and thoughtful classrooms."
--Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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