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Dispositions

Reframing Teaching and Learning
By: Arthur L. Costa, Bena Kallick

Foreword by Yong Zhao

Two leading consultants draw on new cognitive science to show why influencing students’ dispositional thinking habits is the key to their finding meaning in classroom content.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483339108
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2013
  • Page Count: 176
  • Publication date: October 09, 2013

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Description

From the authors of the best-selling Habits of Mind

A costly gap exists between what we claim to value as educational essentials and how we evaluate results. In Dispositions, Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present a game-changing look at why and how to “mind the gap”.

The authors’ Habits of Mind writings have influenced educational policy worldwide. Dispositions incorporates new cognitive science that shows how influencing students’ mental habits is their key to finding meaning in classroom content. Topics include:

  • Making dispositions come alive in the minds of students
  • Shifting the thinking of educational leaders, parents, politicians and the public
  • How to align day-to-day classroom practices with larger dispositional outcomes

Featuring techniques for integrating dispositional learning into the Common Core, Dispositions is Costa and Kallick’s most indispensable work on 21st Century learning.

“Education must include the development of the human elements in our children. Costa and Kallick present a reasonable, practical and positive alternative—the cultivation of dispositional thinking, the very core of being human.”
Foreword by Yong Zhao


Key features

(1) Provides a clear roadmap for achieving the college and career readiness goals of the Common Core State Standards and 21st century learning in general.
(2) Grounded in Costa and Kallick's groundbreaking habits of mind work and informed by current research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
(3) Addresses how dispositions are to be addressed in curriculum design, instruction, and assessment.
(4) Guides readers through of an understanding of how to create and sustain school cultures that value dispositional learning.
(5) Ideally suited for use with Common Core implementation initiatives at the school and district level.
Author(s)

Author(s)

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Arthur L. Costa

Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D., is an Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento. He is Co-Founder of the Institute for Habits of Mind and Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Coaching. He served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, and an assistant superintendent for instruction in the Office of the Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools and as the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all 50 states as well as on six of the seven continents
Active in many professional organizations, Art served as president of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was the National President of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, from 1988 to 1989. He was the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Urban Alliance in 2010.
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Bena Kallick

Bena Kallick, Ph.D is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and abroad. Kallick received her doctorate in educational evaluation at Union Graduate School. Her areas of focus include group dynamics, creative and critical thinking, and alternative assessment strategies for the classroom. Formerly a Teachers' Center director, Kallick also created a children's museum based on problem solving and invention. She was the coordinator of a high school alternative designed for at-risk students. She is co-founder of Performance Pathways, a company dedicated to providing easy to use software for curriculum mapping and assessment tracking and reporting, an integrated suite. She is presently a strategic advisor for SunGard Public Sector K-12 on behalf of Performance Plus, a transformational new product based on the work of Performance Pathways. She is known for her practical approach to making curriculum mapping and assessment a catalyst for improving teaching and learning.

Kallick's teaching appointments have included Yale University School of Organization and Management, University of Massachusetts Center for Creative and Critical Thinking, and Union Graduate School. She was formerly on the Board of the Apple Foundation, the Board of Jobs for the Future and Weston Woods Institute. She presently serves on the Board of Communities for Learning.

Her work with Dr. Art Costa has led to the development of the Institute for Habits of Mind (www.instituteforhabitsofmind.com), an international institute that is dedicated to transforming schools into places where thinking and Habits of Mind are taught, practiced, valued and have become infused into the culture of the school and community. The Institute provides services and products to support bringing the Habits of Mind into the culture of schools and the communities they serve.

She and Art Costa have just completed an online course for EduPlanet21, a company that is dedicated to Professional Development for Educators using the most contemporary tools and thinking to be successful engaging students as 21st century learners. In addition, she is the Program Director for this company.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Yong Zhao


Acknowledgments


About the Authors


1. Introduction: Challenging the Mindset

2. Why Dispositions?

3. What are Dispositions?

4. Deciding On Dispositions

5. Dispositions: Hard-Wired or Learned?

6. Dispositions by Intention: Mapping the Curriculum

7. Observing and Assessing Growth in Dispositional Learning

8. School Cultures that Support Dispositional Learning

9. Afterthoughts and Actions

Appendices


Declaration


Index


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