In the Habits of Mind series, noted educators Arthur L.Costa and Bena Kallick define and describe intelligent behaviours that they call "habits of mind". These habits can aid both students and adults as they encounter life's challenges, dilemmas and enigmas. With thinking skills essential to lifelong learning, Habits of Mind offers a straightforward approach to overcoming problems which do not have an immediately apparent resolution. In the first of the Habits of Mind series, Costa and Kallick define and describe the 16 habits of mind. With an engaging and readable style, this title offers readers an introduction to a modern view of intelligence that casts off traditional ability-centred theories.