Thinking Skills History Excerpt from Thinking Students Book by Dr. David Hyerle



When Thinking Skills became Popular: WHY? And WHAT NOW?

During the mid-1980s “thinking” or “thinking skills” became popular in schools. While this sounds odd, an early history of education in the Americas and many other countries around the world shows quite conclusively that the overlapping acceptance of behaviorism and theories of static “intelligence” shaped an educational paradigm based on a “banking” system of learning content, not on the direct facilitation of thinking skills, dispositions, deep questioning leading toward improved thinking...read complete blog


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