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Teaching Thinking: Metaphors and Taxonomies

Part of the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning book series (CULS, volume 7)

This chapter continues the discussion of teaching thinking began in the last chapter, Chap. 6. In the first part I explore some metaphors and conceptualisations of higher order thinking in order to argue that higher order thinking is essentially dialogic. This is not a rejection of the ideal of teaching general thinking skills but a reconceptualisation of what this mightmean in terms of opening, deepening and broadening dialogic spaces. In the second part I revisit the popular idea of a taxonomy of thinking skills ineducation and propose a dialogic taxonomy based on the claim that acapacity for dialogue as an end in itself is the primary thinking skill fromwhich other higher order thinking skills are derivative.

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Thinking Skill Knowledge Building High Order Thinking Ground Rule Computer Support Collaborative Learn 
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