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2017 Arthur L. Costa

2017 Arthur L. Costa

2017 Arthur L. Costa

About Arthur

Malcolm Knowles Awards for Significant Lifelong Contributions to the Field of Self-Directed Learning2017 

Arthur L. Costa

Dr. Arthur L. Costa is an Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento and Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Coaching in El Dorado Hills, California. Dr. Costa has devoted his career to improving education through self-directed learning and more thought-full instruction and assessment. 

In addition to numerous journal articles, he edited the book, Developing Minds: A Resource Book for Teaching Thinking;  authored The Enabling Behaviors and The School as a Home for the Mind;  co-authored o Techniques for Teaching Thinking (with Larry Lowery), o Cognitive Coaching: Developing Self-Directed Leaders and Learners, (with Bob Garmston), o Cognitive Capital (with Bob Garmston and Diane Zimmerman), o Assessment in the Learning Organization, Assessment Strategies for SelfDirected Learning and the Habits of Mind Series, Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum, and Dispositions: Reframing Teaching and Learning (with Bena Kallick) , and o the trilogy, Process as Content (with Rosemarie Liebmann). His works have been translated into Dutch, Chinese, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, and Arabic. 

Active in many professional organizations, Dr. Costa served as President of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was the National President of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. from 1988 to 1989. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Urban Alliance in 2010 and the Thinking Changemaker Award at the International Conference on Thinking in Bilbao, Spain, in July 2015. He has served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, an assistant superintendent for instruction, a university professor, and the Director of Educational Programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 

He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all fifty states as well as Mexico, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Islands of the South Pacific.

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