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Posted by David Vaun Howe 11 months ago


A couple of resources I want to share:
Preparing Instructional Objectives: A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction 3rd Edition
by Robert F. Mager (cheap used versions available)

I've only begun digging through this, and I am hoping it will help me to clarify and target the kind of thinking I would like to promote in my teaching:
The Rationality Quotient: Toward a Test of Rational Thinking. Stanovich, West and Toplak

'Smart people do foolish things because intelligence is not the same as the capacity for rational thinking. The Rationality Quotient explains that these two traits, often (and incorrectly) thought of as one, refer to different cognitive functions. The standard IQ test...doesn't measure any of the broad components of rationality—adaptive responding, good judgment, and good decision making. The authors show that rational thinking, like intelligence, is a measurable cognitive competence....[T]hey present the first prototype for an assessment of rational thinking analogous to the IQ test: the CART (Comprehensive Assessment of Rational Thinking).