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Dispositions
Reframing Teaching and Learning

  • Arthur L. Costa - Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento, Institute for Intelligent Behavior, Co-founder
  • Bena Kallick - Vice President, Professional Development Services, Performance Pathways


October 2013 | 176 pages | Corwin

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

 
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

“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

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1. Introduction


Arthur Lewis 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       ... More About Author

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... More About Author

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