Thinking and Its Improvement
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In chapter 1, we emphasized that the movement to develop students’ thinking entails no exotic or narrow concept of thinking or its improvement. Better thinking means what you might think-better problem solving, decision making, reasoning, and so on. However, in a way the familiarity of the sorts of thinking concerned is deceptive. We may know our own thoughts, but we do not know our own thinking so well. When thinking improves, exactly what about it develops? For instance, is better thinking the consequence of a kind of neurological “muscle building” achieved through exercise? Also, just what sorts of thinking need to be de veloped? Above, we mentioned problem solving, decision mak ing, and reasoning, but under broad interpretations of each, are they not virtually the same thing?