product description page

Fostering Habits of Mind in Today's Students : A New Approach to Developmental Education (Hardcover)

$90.25
MSRPReg: $95.00 Save $4.75 (5% off)
shipping not available
free order pickup not available
not sold at Atlanta Edgewood

about this item

Students need more than just academic skills for success in college and career, and the lack of an explicit instructional focus on the “soft skills” critical to postsecondary success poses a challenge for many students who enter college, especially the underprepared. Based upon a multi-campus, cross-disciplinary collaboration, this book presents the resulting set of habits-of-mind-based strategies that demonstrably help all students. They promote life-long, integrative learning and foster intellectual qualities such as curiosity, openness, flexibility, engagement, and persistence that are the key to developing internalized and transferrable competencies that are seldom given direct attention in college classrooms.This contributed volume, written with full-time and adjunct faculty in mind, provides the rationale for this pedagogical approach and presents the sequential instructional cycle that begins by identifying students’ assets, and progressively focusing on specific habits to develop their capacity to transfer their learning to new tasks and situations.Faculty from both two-year and four-year colleges provide examples of how they implement these practices in English, math, and General Education courses, and demonstrate the applicability of these practices across course types and disciplines. By foregrounding habits of mind as an instructional lens, this book makes a unique contribution to teaching in developmental and general education settings.

more to consider

  • Finding Fibonacci : The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World

    $26.95

  • Fixed in Fear (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (T. E. Woods)

    $25.46

  • Four Seconds : All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits With Ones That Really Work

    $11.55

  • Foundations of Crime Analysis : Data, Analyses, and Mapping -  (Paperback)

    $59.95

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Texas : A Year in the Life of Lone Star Football, from High School to

    $18.35

recommended

  • Five finger death pu - Wrong side of heaven/Righteous v1 (CD)

    $12.29

  • Women's Pair of Thieves Sport Socks (Jubilee) - Black 6-10

    $5.98

  • Aveeno® Ultra-Calming® Daily Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin With Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - 4 fl oz

    $13.79

  • Vasilus Bonded Leather 29.5" Barstool Set 2ct - Christopher Knight Home

    $269.59 - $336.79

  • PAW Patrol Adventure Bay Railway Track Set

    $22.49


from the manufacturer


guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.