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Intellectual character : what it is, why it matters, and how to get it

Author: Ron Ritchhart
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2002.
Series: Jossey-Bass education series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ritchhart, Ron.
Intellectual character.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2002
(DLC) 2002001268
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Ritchhart
ISBN: 0787966126 9780787966126 078795683X 9780787956837 1280409541 9781280409547 9786610409549 6610409544
OCLC Number: 51209946
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 303 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword: Six Intellectual Characters in Search of an Author / David Perkins --
The Case for Intellectual Character --
Failing at Smart: Or What's an Education For? --
Where Are We? A Look at the Current State of Teaching --
What Are We Teaching For? --
What Should We Be Teaching For? --
Moving Forward --
Rethinking Smart: The Idea of Intellectual Character --
Missing the Mark with IQ --
Beyond Ability: The Idea of Intellectual Character --
Which Dispositions? --
Acting Smart: How Thinking Dispositions Close the Ability-Action Gap --
A Disposition in Action --
Some Additional Perspectives on Dispositions --
A New Model of Dispositions Emerges --
Creating Environments that Support the Development of Intellectual Character --
From Models to Practice --
Fostering Intellectual Character in Our Schools --
First Days, First Steps: Initiating a Culture of Thinking --
Conveying a Sense of the History of Thought and the Power of Ideas --
Jumping into a Big Subject-Matter Issue --
Laying a Foundation for Ongoing Dialogue --
Setting an Agenda of Understanding --
The Importance of the First Days of School --
Thinking Routines: Creating the Spaces and Structures for Thinking --
The Form and Function of Routines --
Thinking Routines: A Special Type of Routine --
Thinking Routines in Action --
The Importance of Thinking Routines --
Language and Thinking: Prompting, Priming, and Patterning --
Learning to Think by Talking --
Ways of Talking, Ways of Thinking --
The Language of Thinking --
The Language of Mindfulness --
The Power of Language.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass education series.
Responsibility: Ron Ritchhart ; foreword by David Perkins.
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