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The 13th International Conference on Thinking – Curious Minds Think and Learn by Exploring the Unknown; was held in Norrköping; Sweden; June 17-22; 2007. It was jointly organized by KK-stiftelsen – The Knowledge Foundation; Linköpings Universitet – the Host University; Norrköping – the Host City and Östergötland –  the Host County.
   This series of conferences started in Fiji in 1982; which means that the 13th conference also is the 25 year jubilee of the series. The thinking conferences focus on new ways of thinking in the major conference strands: Arts; Business; Culture; Education; Health; Politics; Media; and Sports. It emphasizes innovation and change that not only result in new concepts and practice; but also lead to new ways of thinking about old problems. The challenge for the future is to create societies that enhance social and environmental development as well as economic development. This will require giving predominance to innovative ideas; knowledge creation and the will to apply them. This conference is uniquely placed to bring together people from different disciplines; contexts and countries to both share their own breakthroughs as well as learn from other peoples stories.
   The conference was attended by 1300 participants from all over the world. The program included 8 plenary speakers; 27 featured speakers; 26 presenters of peer reviewed research papers and more than 110 other workshops and presentations (for a full list; see http://thinkingconference.org/).
   Proceedings Vol. 1 contain the peer reviewed papers from conference. The papers treat a variety of topics such as product development; pedagogy; creativity; social perspective on thinking; critical thinking; cognition; intelligence; ethics; learning; and thinking in general.
   Proceedings Vol. 2 contain other workshops and presentations on a voluntary basis.
   We are grateful to the authors that agreed to publish their contributions through Linköping University Electronic Press; which makes the contributions freely available.

The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Lars Taxén
The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007
[Conference Proceedings]

Mohamed A. Albaili
Differences in Thinking Styles among Low-; Average-; and High-Achieving College Students
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Iouri Belski
Improvement of Thinking and Problem Solving Skills of Engineering Students as a Result of a Formal Course on TRIZ Thinking Tools
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Kenneth Bringzén, Carmen Biel Sanchis
Design of a Mobile Support for Physically Challenged People; Adapted to Home Environment
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Lars Björklund
The Intuitive Practitioner
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Carol Collins
The Role of Dialogue-Based Ethical Inquiry in Educating for a Just Democracy
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Carol Collins, Sue Knight
Engaging Students in the Processes of Rational Ethical Justification
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Ingegerd Ericsson
Effects of Increased Physical activity and Motor training on Motor skills; Attention and Learning
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Per Frankelius
Towards a New Perspective on Innovation
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Thomas Fritz
Close Encounters - University Course at Lunarstorm
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Suzan Hirsch
Adapting Curriculum and Teacher Pedagogies to Cater for Boys in Primary Years
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Fotis Kousoulas, Georgia Mega
Creative and Critical Thinking in the Context of Problem Finding and Problem Solving
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Lars Lindström
Understanding the Creative Mind
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Lars Lindström, Sten-Olof Brenner, Leif Ulriksson
The Multiple Intelligences Questionnaire (MIQ)
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Rolf Lövgren
A Generic Model of Common Sense Applicable to Problem Solving or Product Development
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Carol McGuinness, Angela Eakin, Carol Curry, Noel Sheehy, Brendan Bunting
Building Thinking Skills in Thinking Classrooms
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Erica McWilliam, Don Lebler, Peter G. Taylor
From Passive Consumers to Active Producers
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Erica McWilliam, Peter G. Taylor, Lee-Anne Perry
Learning or Performance
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Alireza Moula
A Model for Systematic Thinking and Decision Making
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Deborah Nanschild, Heather Davis
The ‘V’ Factor
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Ananda Kumar Palaniappan
Academic Achievement of Groups Formed Based on Creativity and Intelligence
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Luíz Moniz Pereira, Ludwig Krippahl
On Teaching Critical Thinking to Engineering Students
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Ann S. Pihlgren
The Features of Socratic Seminars
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Kristen M. Snyder
Global Emancipation through Educational Social Networks
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Kay Stables, Richard Kimbell
Evidence Through the Looking Glass
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Helge Strömdahl
Critical Features of Word Meaning as an Educational Tool in Learning and Teaching Natural Sciences
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Steve Trickey
Promoting Social and Cognitive Development in Schools
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The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Lars Taxén
The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007
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