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Becoming brilliant : what science tells us about raising successful children

Author: Roberta M Golinkoff; Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2016]
Series: APA LifeTools.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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While the U.S. economy becomes ever more information-driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that "content is king," neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need. Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek introduce the "6 Cs": collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence. They also show parents ways they can nurture their children's development in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta M Golinkoff; Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
ISBN: 9781433822391 1433822393
OCLC Number: 934277901
Description: xiv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Re-defining success in the 21st century --
The learning industry and the learning sciences: how educational reform sent us in the wrong direction --
The skills needed for success are global --
Hard skills and soft skills: finding the perfect balance --
Collaboration: no one can fiddle a symphony --
Communication: telling it like it is --
Toppling the king that is content --
Critical thinking: show me! --
Creative innovation: something new from something old --
Confidence: dare to fail --
A report card for the 21st century --
Epilogue.
Series Title: APA LifeTools.
Responsibility: Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, PhD.

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Stories about the failures of our educational systems abound, but most of them stop after pointing out the problems. Becoming Brilliant goes beyond complaining to offer solutions that parents can  Read more...

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A New York Times Bestseller Bronze Medal, Living Now Book Awards (Parenting)

 
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