15. e-Learning to Build Thinking Skills

  1. Ruth Colvin Clark and
  2. Richard E. Mayer

Published Online: 4 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255971.ch15

e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition

e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition

How to Cite

Clark, R. C. and Mayer, R. E. (2011) e-Learning to Build Thinking Skills, in e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition, Pfeiffer, San Francisco, CA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118255971.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874301

Online ISBN: 9781118255971

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Keywords:

  • thinking skill;
  • job-specific cognitive skill;
  • whole-task course design;
  • whole-task Instruction;
  • job-specific metacognitive skill

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Three Types of Thinking Skills

  • Can Thinking Skills Be Trained?

  • Thinking Skills Principle 1: Focus on Job-Specific Cognitive and Metacognitive Skills

  • Thinking Skills Principle 2: Consider a Whole-Task Course Design 345

  • Evidence for Whole-Task Instruction

  • Thinking Skills Principle 3: Make Thinking Processes Explicit

  • Thinking Skills Principle 4: Define Job-Specific Thinking Processes

  • Teaching Thinking Skills: The Bottom Line

  • What We Don't Know About Teaching Thinking Skills