Intellectual Character by P-Wiley


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									Intellectual Character
Author: Ron Ritchhart

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
productive patterns of thinking in their students. Intellectual Character presents illustrative, inspiring
stories of exemplary teachers to help show how intellectual traits and thinking dispositions can be
developed and cultivated in students to promote successful learning. This vital book provides a model of
authentic and powerful teaching and offers practical strategies for creating classroom environments that
support thinking.

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