Pensar para aprender. Cómo transformar el aprendizaje en el aula con el TBL
Author: Robert Swartz, Innovación Educativa SM 2019 Summary: Thinking-Based Learning (TBL) is a methodology that teaches students to use thinking skills, both in the classroom and in their daily lives, and thus to become good thinkers. It involves the practice of collaborative thinking, where ideas are shared and discussed in groups, connected by a sense of empathy and a desire to find the best solution to a problem together. To achieve this, the role of teachers is key, guiding and motivating their learning through open questions that activate their thinking.
Pensamiento de diseño en la escuela. Cómo lograr que surjan ideas innovadoras y hacerlas realidad
Author: Ewan Mcintosh, Innovación Educativa SM 2015 Summary: This book explores the different attitudes of entrepreneurs and professionals (engineers, programmers, designers) who have seen their ideas fail and then succeed, as well as the habits that led to their success. Adapting the creative attitudes of start-ups in schools can transform educational centres into places of innovation and guarantee stimulating, student-centred learning. The keys to the book are: building a collaborative team, identifying real needs and prototyping the culture.
El libro del educador
Author: José Bernardo, Ediciones Rialp 2017 Summary: We will probably never be able to say that someone is fully formed, but we can consider that a crucial stage can be considered achieved when we have taught them to learn and think for themselves. This path has its strategies and it is worth knowing them. The author shares his conclusions, contrasted with his own experience, addressed to those who carry out the task of teaching, both at school and in the family.
Creating minds: An anatomy of creativity
Author: Howard Gardner, Basic Books 2011 Summary: Drawing on the same system he himself developed to understand intelligence, the author offers a revolutionary vision of creativity, as well as fascinating portraits of some of the people who have contributed most to reinventing the whole of the human being. Gardner provides evidence that the creative people of our time are characterised by a specific personality configuration and that the way in which their ideas are conceived, articulated and disseminated offer numerous commonalities. Creative individuals are characterised by unusual combinations of intelligence and personality, which is why the circumstances in which they work and the reactions of the peer group around them are so important.
Making thinking visible
Author: R. Ritchhart, M. Church & K. Morrison, Jossey-Bass 2011 Summary: Thinking routines are a powerful tool for making thinking visible and enhancing students’ understanding. A very practical book to help students learn better, be more critical and, above all, learn to think.
Aprendizaje basado en proyectos, trabajos prácticos y controversias
Author: Jordi Doménech Casal, Octaedro 2017 Summary: This book is an invitation to inhabit the uncomfortable space between discourse and practice. A travel diary that narrates the search for the best ways to teach science. It offers 28 practical proposals for science teachers to carry out projects in the classroom. Throughout the book, methodological approaches to enquiry, scientific reasoning skills, project- and problem-based learning, socio-scientific controversies and pseudo-science are explored.
Learning and leading with habits of mind: 16 essential characteristics for success
Author: A. Costa & B.Kallick, ASCD 2008 Summary: This book presents a comprehensive guide to shaping schools around habits of mind. Habits are a repertoire of behaviours that help both students and teachers to successfully deal with different challenges and problems encountered in the classroom and in everyday life.
Habits of mind across the curriculum: practical and creative strategies for teachers
Author: A. Costa & B.Kallick, ASCD 2009 Summary: This book is a collection of stories from educators around the world who have successfully implemented some of the habits in their daily teaching in K-12 classrooms. The collective wisdom and experience of these professionals provides readers with insight into the interdisciplinary nature of the 16 habits of mind, as well as model lessons and suggestions for weaving the habits into content area teaching. Readers will understand that habits are an essential element in helping students at all levels to successfully meet the challenges they face in school and beyond.
The learning power approach
Author: G. Claxton, Corwin 2017 Summary: The aim of the Power of Learning Approach (EPA) is to develop all students as confident learners, ready, willing and able to choose, design, investigate, pursue, solve problems and evaluate learning on their own, alone and with others, in school and out of school.