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Todd Finley

Metagifted Education Resource Organization: Critical Thinking - 2 views

  • Criticial Thinking Org Center for Critical Thinking Library for K-12 Educators Tactical and Structural Recommendations for bringing critical thinking into the K-12 classroom - Excellent ideas for teachers!!! Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project Mission Critical page San Jose University's Critical Thinking Web Page Logical Arguments A Brief History in the Idea of Critical Thinking Google.Com Search on "Bloom's Taxonomy" Google.Com Search on "Critical Thinking" Links to General info about Critical Thinking on About.com
Mariusz Leś

RationaleOnline - 51 views

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  • About critical thinking & decision making Developing critical thinking skills: research Method Critical Thinking with Rationale Critical Thinking on the Web
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    critical thinking writing tools
Margaret FalerSweany

Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Teach Critical Thinking to Teach Writing - 48 views

  • critical thinking doesn't come easily for anyone
  • writing does not necessarily teach critical thinkin
  • the best way to help students learn critical thinking may be to actually teach it
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  • although writing and thinking may be linked, students don't learn to think just by learning to write; rather, to learn to write, they need to learn to think.
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    An excellent article on the challenges we all face in become better at thinking critically and writing well. I have found that most students do better presenting arguments in written form when they have engaged in in-depth discussion, as then questioning and peer responses can prompt deeper thinking and make real the need to both cite and explain evidence. The Shared Inquiry method used in Great Books programs provides a focus on open, interpretive questions that require students to make an defend claims about the meaning of complex texts. The model lessons suggest a sequence of activities that supports multiple close readings, collaborative discussions, and writing throughout the process.
Martin Burrett

Critical Pedagogy - 7 views

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    "In 1970 Paulo Freire published Pedagogy of the Oppressed in response to the antiquated notion of education as filling empty vessels, where an oracular educator lectures ignorant learners, arguing instead for a change in the power balance in the classroom so instead of authoritarian teachers choosing the path of learning, a collaboration of teacher-students and student-teachers would form to make learning bespoke through critical dialogue and critical assessment of the knowledge is being, and in the process, change the world around them."
Glenn Hervieux

How Reflective Writing Expands Thinking | Thoughtful Learning K-12 - 30 views

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    "As Thomas Newkirk says in Critical Thinking and Writing: Reclaiming the Essay, "When essays become formulaic, they hinder rather than foster critical thinking." - read some aspects of writing that will provide more balance in approaching the writing process and critical thinking with students.
Mariusz Leś

The Nerdy Teacher: What Makes Project Based Learning Effective? #Edchat #EngChat - 132 views

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    1. OWNERSHIP is key. For this project, the students were not listening to me on why Twain was or was not a racist, they were showing me and the rest of class what they thought. They were invested in winning their argument. They knew that their work was going to determine if he was guilty or not. Although I gave the assignment, the students were in charge the rest of the way. It was their project and they wanted to do it win. When students feel they own what they are doing, they will work harder. When the audience is larger, they want to impress everyone. These are not crazy ideas, they are the results of owning the work they are doing. OWNERSHIP is a major factor in the value of PBL. 2. CREATIVITY is the another major part of the PBL and is closely linked with OWNERSHIP. Students were allowed to be creative in their work as a lawyer or witness. Witnesses needed to stay within character, but could add their own elements on the witness stand. Allowing the students to create gives them a bigger sense of OWNERSHIP. 3. Another part of the PBL is the COLLABORATION. Students were working with each other trying to decide the best plan of attack. Witnesses would meet with their lawyers and discuss how the questions they were going to ask and how they should dress. The Jury worked on group projects researching the previous public opinions on Twain and his writing. Students were sharing ideas freely with one another. I had three sections of American Lit at the time, so I had three trails running. Lawyers would help others in the other classes and trash talk the opposing lawyers as well. It was all in good fun, but the collaboration had students working hard with one another to accomplish this goal. 4. Depending on how you set up your project, CRITICAL THINKING, is also an important part of PBL. With my Twain Trail, students needed to think about both sides of the argument. Students needed to prepare their witnesses for potential cross-examination questions. They needed to
Martha Hickson

Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking | Brain Pickings - 8 views

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    two-minute animations on various aspects of critical thinking, aimed at school ages 8 to 10, or kids between the ages of 13 and 15, but also designed to resonate with grown-ups. Inspired by the animation style of the 1950s, most recognizably Saul Bass, the films are designed to promote a set of educational resources on critical thinking by TechNYou, an emerging technologies public information project funded by the Australian government.
trisha_poole

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.
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  • Making connections
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  • Interpretation of evidence
  • Challenging assumptions
  • Making application
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    A quick overview of using reading prompts to encourage critical thinking.
Maryann Angeroth

Critical-Gaming Network - Game Design 101 - 62 views

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    "if you're looking for an entry point into the level of discourse within the Critical-Gaming Network, a place to start developing your critical-eye, or seeking a crash course in game design then here is where you start."
Brianna Crowley

Critical thinking? You need knowledge | EducationNews.org - 3 views

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    Diane Ravitch pushes back on the waves of educational initiatives that dismiss the importance of building a body of knowledge for students to think critically about and problem-solve with. 
Christian King

Animations: Critical Thinking - Bridge8 - 122 views

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    Some excellent animations on critical thinking. Check out the link for classroom resources that follow.
Gerald Carey

Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking | Brain Pickings - 20 views

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    Very short 2 minute summaries of key ideas in critical thinking.
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    Excellent resource. Hard to believe it was funded by the Australian Government (I kid).
Don Doehla

Assessing creativity with critical thinking - 88 views

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    New rubrics from BIE synthsizing critical thinking, creativity, communication skills in PBL
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.
Caroline Kuhn

Common Sense or Good Sense - 3 views

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    Gramsci's idea of good sense vs common sense: THis process does not entail "introducing from scratch a scientific from of thought into everyone's individual life, but of renovatin gand making critical an already existing acrivity" 1971: p. 331 Gramsci
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    This idea of good sense vs common sense can be used in my work in relation to the use of technology in an already old task like writing a dissertation. It is renovating and making critical an already existing activity. I need to think in which sense the use of the tool will make the activity critical. One idea could be that they are going to be more self-directed?? Not sure
Roland Gesthuizen

Education Rethink: What Didn't Happen at #ISTE12 - 3 views

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    "I want to see teachers stand up and speak as passionately about democracy, social justice and critical thinking as they do apps and iPads. I want to see teachers tell stories, not just about student projects, but about how standardization is getting in the way of authentic learning. I want to see us recover a vision of education as the development of critical thinking citizens rather than the kickstart campaign for a lagging economy"
alexis alexander

What's the "problem" with MOOCs? « EdTechDev - 18 views

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    "What's the "problem" with MOOCs? In case the quotes didn't clue you in, this post doesn't argue against massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as the ones offered by Udacity, Coursera, and edX. I think they are very worthy ventures and will serve to progress our system of higher education. I do however agree with some criticisms of these courses, and that there is room for much more progress. I propose an alternative model for such massive open online learning experiences, or MOOLEs, that focuses on solving "problems," but first, here's a sampling of some of the criticisms of MOOCs."
Roland Gesthuizen

Henry A. Giroux | When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination: A Critical Pedagog... - 1 views

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    "If the right-wing billionaires and apostles of corporate power have their way, public schools will become "dead zones of the imagination," reduced to anti-public spaces that wage an assault on critical thinking, civic literacy and historical memory. Since the 1980s, schools have increasingly become testing hubs that de-skill teachers and disempower students."
Paul Bogush

Enhancing Critical-Thinking Skills in Children: Tips for Parents - Duke Gifted Letter - 55 views

  • Are in-depth group discussions provided during class time? Are students coached to question their thinking processes and those of their classmates? Are students afforded opportunities to evaluate their progress regularly? Are students encouraged to pose questions regularly in class? Are students provided with guides to help them reflect on their thinking (such as Bloom’s Taxonomy)? Do class projects engage students in analysis, synthesis, and evaluation? Are students given opportunities to consider various opinions and to justify their own beliefs?
  • Table 1 Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy Competence Description Question/Prompt Knowledge Dates, events, formulas, other facts When did the United States become an independent country from England? What is the formula for area? Comprehension Recognize meaning, sequence, events, interpret information, compare ideas, make inferences, predict ideas What is the author's purpose? How are these numbers related? Is water of sunshine more critical to plant life? Human life? Application Use of information and concepts to solve problems Using your knowledge of calories and your physical makeup, calculate how much energy you must exert to lose three pounds per month. Demonstrate your understanding of how to create a Web site. Analysis Recognize patterns, parts, components Considering the stock market, examine which investments were the most lucrative this quarter. Organize these games by level of difficulty. Synthesis Use of information to create a new system, generalize, draw conclusions When did the United States become an independent country from England? What is the formula for area? Evaluation Assess concepts, weigh opinions for subjectivity, select items, judge Which type of dog would be best suited for your family, given your lifestyle and housing? Which local newspaper is written the most objectively?
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    Does your classroom enhance critical thinking?
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