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April 8, 2012


“Thinking, Fast & Slow” – Wondering about implications for schools

by Peter Skillen

Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Laureate, and noted psychologist speaks of two systems of thinking: fast thinking and slow thinking.

Fast thinking is the automatic, ‘unthinking’, response-driven type that requires no effort. It is what controls a great deal of our behaviour day to day, moment to moment.

Slow thinking requires effort, consideration and and engages much attention.

Watch this little video clip and read this review of his book if you are inspired to do so.

As you are doing so, think…how does this relate to your everyday professional activity in schools?

Are you operating on ‘fast’ mode at times when you should be ‘slow’? What are you going to do about it?

PLEASE share.


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