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This edition examines the widespread notion of thinking skills as a key component of a 21st century school education, and how educational globalisation has facilitated this diffusion of thinking skills, curriculum and pedagogy in a cultural context. It is an international comparative study of the interplay of culture, education and thinking, covering Malaysia, South Africa, Australia and the US in the context of Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI). FPSPI is an international programme that “stimulates critical and creative thinking skills, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares students for leadership roles”.
The book explores the process of transferring thinking skills from one cultural framework – that of the educator – to another, belonging to students, and discusses wider implications of cross-cultural comparisons to curriculum and pedagogy in schools and higher education.