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Prospective thinking, or future thinking, as a cognitive ability has been supported by numerous educational and neurophysiological studies. It has now also become apparent that it is not unique to humans and that different animals are also capable of various types of prospective thinking. Studies are supplying us with a clearer picture of how it develops from infancy to become an important survival skill. However, the road to understanding all neurophysiological and psychological processes involved in this human ability is still long. There are numerous issues to be resolved if we are to engage in a meaningful endeavor of teaching it. Nonetheless, what is known to date indicates that it is crucial to introduce it systematically into the curriculum.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMultidimensional Curriculum Enhancing Future Thinking Literacy:
Subtitle of host publication Teaching Learners to Take Control of Their Future
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-37520-8
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-37519-2 , 978-90-04-37518-5
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2018

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Author of the book: Hava E. Vidergor


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