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5: Forms of Thinking

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  • Although instructional strategies differ in their details, they each encourage particular forms of learning and thinking. The forms have distinctive educational purposes, even though they sometimes overlap, in the sense that one form may contribute to success with another form. Consider three somewhat complex forms of thinking that are commonly pursued in classroom learning: (l) critical thinking, (2) creative thinking, and (3) problem-solving.

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