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The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education | Edutopia - 50 views

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    Learning Styles, Left Brain/Right Brain, and 10% are myths that we need to stop using to guide our teaching. They don't help, and they probably waste money and effort that could be used on things that actually help. You know, like good teaching (pre-assessment, goal-setting, differentiation, and keeping learners in their ZPD).
Nate White

How to Foster a Creative Mindset in Your Students | Edudemic - 71 views

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    Interesting article on fostering creativity in students. Two of the points especially are aha moments that appear counter-intuitive, but are actually brilliant. Great short read.
Emmanuel Zilberberg

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner - 129 views

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    Les 25 stratégies se répètent un peu mais un de objectifs du cours est de développer la pensée critique. J'avais rencontré un militaire qui m'avait dit, à moitié en plaisantant, "penser, c'est déjà désobéir". Bonne journée. Emmanuel
Margaret FalerSweany

Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline - NYTimes.com - 70 views

  • Critical thinking has long been regarded as the essential skill for success, but it’s not enough, says Dr. Puccio. Creativity moves beyond mere synthesis and evaluation and is, he says, “the higher order skill.”
  • Traditional academic disciplines still matter, but as content knowledge evolves at lightning speed, educators are talking more and more about “process skills,” strategies to reframe challenges and extrapolate and transform information, and to accept and deal with ambiguity.
  • find some cultural norms to break,”
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  • “Examine what in the culture is preventing you from creating something new or different. And what is it like to look like a fool because a lot of things won’t work out and you will look foolish? So how do you handle that?”
  • an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in creativity and innovation
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    An overview of some of the creativity courses being add to collegiate curricula.  It also discusses what is taught and some of the methods employed.
tab_ras

Using Reading Prompts to Encourage Critical Thinking | Faculty Focus - 118 views

  • “Students can critically read in a variety of ways: When they raise vital questions and problems from the text, When they gather and assess relevant information and then offer plausible interpretations of that information, When they test their interpretations against previous knowledge or experience …, When they examine their assumptions and the implications of those assumptions, and When they use what they have read to communicate effectively with others or to develop potential solutions to complex problems.
  • Interpretation of evidence
  • Making connections
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  • Identification of problem or issue
  • Challenging assumptions
  • Making application
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    A quick overview of using reading prompts to encourage critical thinking.
Eric Arbetter

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Edutopia - 17 views

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    Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.
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