The Research Section
The Research Section on the Thinking Foundation website is divided two categories: Research Areas and Research Types. Use the menus at the top of each page or the side menus to access a specific page.

Research Areas:

Research Types:

Dr. Albert Upton wrote Design for Thinking (1960, Pacific Books), a theoretical text defining fundamental thinking processes based on semantics, cognitive psychology, and problem-solving during his tenure at Whittier College in California. His book offered a vision for transforming teaching and learning for every student through an explicit focus on thinking processes and language development. The Upton Model is an important model and guide with David Hyerle's development of Thinking Maps®.
NY Times article on Dr. Albert Upton (pdf file)
Thinking Foundation Albert Upton Award

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