So Much More For the Mind examines the history of education, explaining why we teach in the manner that we do in the 21st century. Olesen argues that our education and pedagogical systems need to change as radically as the world around these systems has. In a century that has seen an incredible source of seemingly limitless information become commonplace through the Internet, we no longer need to try and cram students with content. Instead we desperately need to teach students how to learn independently, successfully, and skillfully. We must teach them how to think.
The book considers different theories, methodologies, and practical uses in the classroom. It provides techniques and practices for breaking the status quo and developing independent thinkers. So Much More for the Mind is an essential book for teachers, administrators, parents, and anyone else with the desire to empower students with the intelligence and desire necessary to become life long learners.
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