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From the Publisher In Computers in the Schools: Mindtools for Critical Thinking, Jonassen examines the Mindtool concept--alternative ways of using computer applications to engage in constructive, higher-order thinking about particular areas of study, thus extending learning outcomes and expectations beyond recall and helping learners become self-directed critical thinkers. He presents (1) a rationale for using Mindtools, (2) in-depth discussions of the individual Mindtools and their use, and (3) suggestions for teaching with Mindtools and evaluating the results. Read more From the Back Cover Key Benefit: This book examines the Mindtool concept?alternative ways of using computer applications to engage in constructive, higher-order thinking about particular areas of study, thus extending learning outcomes and expectations beyond recall and helping learners become self-directed critical thinkers. Key Topics: The authors present (1) a rationale for using Mindtools, (2) in-depth discussions of the individual Mindtools and their use, and (3) suggestions for teaching with Mindtools and evaluating the results. Read more

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