Developing effective problem solving skills that employ a solid knowledge foundation is a lifelong endeavor. When thinking skills are lacking, poor decision making and planning result. We can use what is known about how thinking skills develop to design assignments and learning environments that enhance thinking skills and increase the likelihood that our students will be able to address the open-ended problems they will face in their professional, personal, and civic roles.
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Cindy L. Lynch and Susan K. Wolcott, WolcottLynch Associates