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Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions

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Chiwa - Mchinji, Malawi Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti's project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys.
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Great lesson opportunities here- critical thinking, intercultural understanding, consumerism and so much more...

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Sharrock's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:25 AM

This resource could drive a number of different kinds of activities and discussions, including groups for counselors.

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This resource could drive a number of different kinds of activities and discussions, including groups for counselors. Some of the pictures could also deliver emotional impacts for board presentations and presentations to teachers and community members. Puts things into perspective and directs us towards what really matters. 

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The Australian Curriculum v7.0 Critical and creative thinking - Learning continuum

The Australian Curriculum v7.0 Critical and creative thinking - Learning continuum | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it

In the Australian Curriculum, students develop capability in critical and creative thinking as they learn to generate and evaluate knowledge, clarify concepts and ideas, seek possibilities, consider alternatives and solve problems. Critical and creative thinking are integral to activities that require students to think broadly and deeply using skills, behaviours and dispositions such as reason, logic, resourcefulness, imagination and innovation in all learning areas at school and in their lives beyond school.

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Check out the Learning Continuum for step-by-step Inquiry Process...starting with 'posing questions'!

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Curriculum & Leadership Journal | Skills for the 21st Century: teaching higher-order thinking

Curriculum & Leadership Journal | Skills for the 21st Century: teaching higher-order thinking | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it

 Skills

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ALL teachers (and parents) should read this...What are we talking about when we talk about ‘higher-order thinking’?

"In critical thinking, being able ‘to think’ means students can apply wise judgment or produce a reasoned critique. The goal of teaching is then to equip students to be wise by guiding them towards how to make sound decisions and exercise reasoned judgment..."

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The Importance Of Critical Thinking

The Importance Of Critical Thinking | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
Source: www.eftbrisbane.com | Original Post Date: January 3, 2009 - Critical thinking is an incredibly important skill. We use this skill (or ought to) in every aspect of our lives every single day. Although it’s an important part of academic and business success, it’s not often taught at school unless it’s part of a math, science, …
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This is a great infographic..."The basic definition of critical thinking is the ability to take information and make informed decisions without being influenced by your own opinions. Critical thinking is all about being in control of your own thought processes rather than letting them take control of you. It’s also about being able to think your way through the really tightly-targeted and clearly-honed messages that commercial interests bombard you with at every opportunity"

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249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking
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Very useful list...Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. In fact, next to the concept of backwards-design and power standards, they are likely the most useful tool a teacher-as-learning-designer has access to. Why? They can be used for curriculum mapping, assessment design, lesson planning, personalizing and differentiating learning, and almost any other “thing” a teacher–or student–has to do.

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Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating

Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
One educator rethinks Bloom's Taxonomy because it gives the impression that there is a scarcity of creativity in students.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 6:51 PM

Is it starting or ending with one or the other? Or is it moving fluidly between them?

 

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STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup

STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking for resources related to integrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) or infusing arts, design, and humanities to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies.
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Some great projects here for integrated curriculum links...Creativity✅ and Critical Thinking✅
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How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers?

How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers? | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it

What are the biggest problems in the world?

When I pose that question to students they mention war, poverty, climate change, and more. About a year ago,  a group of Connecticut middle school students produced such a list. Then I asked them to raise their hands if they could imagine us solving these problems. Of the 45 students, only a handful could.

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Great ideas for Critical Thinking such as:

A humane education activity in which students analyze an everyday item, such as an article of clothing, an electronic device, a food, etc., and ask the following questions:

What are its effects, both positive and negative, on you as an individual consumer, on other people, on animals, and on the environment?What systems support, promote, and perpetuate it?What alternatives do more good and less harm, and if no alternative exists, what systems would need to change to make alternatives ubiquitous?
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Creating Passion Projects: Mr Solarz' classroom

Creating Passion Projects: Mr Solarz' classroom | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
Leading Children to Pursue their Passions in the Classroom
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Wish I was a kid in THIS classroom! Real student engagement...especially love the essential questions idea!
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Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning

Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
Possession of facts is not learning. What is an important skill is the ability to sift through abundant information, identify what is valid and meaningful, then use it to create meaning and express it.
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Creating meaning from text and facts...Students as curators of information not just consumers of information!
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6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom

6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
Roughly put, learning is really just a growth in awareness. The transition from not knowing to knowing is part of it, but that's really too simple because it misses all the degrees of knowing and not
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Embrace Change with Genius Hour - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - #geniushour, badges, edchat, edreform, elearning, eportfolios, Innovation

Embrace Change with Genius Hour - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - #geniushour, badges, edchat, edreform, elearning, eportfolios, Innovation | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
Genius Hour is a powerful movement popping up in classrooms across the world. The idea encourages students to explore their own passions and creativity.
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Love these 'rules'...can be applied in many Learning Areas:

Genius Hour Rules

• Work stems from driving questions• Research must play a big role• Projects must be completed and shared, ideally globally

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 31, 10:42 AM

this captures the imagination but will have to assess the follow through and outcomes

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Systematic thinking - Six Thinking Hats

Systematic thinking - Six Thinking Hats | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
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Excellent, easy to read explanations and supporting visual representations of DeBono's Six Thinking Hat strategy.
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Rob Whyte's curator insight, April 14, 4:32 AM

Great for ESL writing and advanced speaking classes.

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Viraj Athavale's curator insight, September 2, 10:38 PM

Great approach!! Must to adapt for decision making in corporate life as well as day-to-day life!! I recommend this to all!!

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Creative Visualizations of Bloom's Taxonomies!

This is an organic SlideShare presentation discovering the juiciest visualizations of Bloom's taxonomies (old and revised).
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Fabulous collection of graphic representations of Bloom's taxonomy...including matching student activities.
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Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

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Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.
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Critical thinking and deep rigour...are your students thinking and reflecting about their learning?

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it

Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine.

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Are you grooming the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world"? Daily Literacy and Numeracy skills should incorporate opportunities for students to also practice cooperation, collaboration and communication....here are some fun games to get the 'Collaborative Critical Thinking' juices flowing... 

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Critical Thinking Pathways

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To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.
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A very interesting read about one of my favourite topics (and it seems, everyone else's...)"Critical thinking is trendy these days. With 6.3 million hits resulting from a Google search -- six times "Bloom's Taxonomy" -- its importance is undeniable. Worldwide, critical thinking (CT) is integrated into finger-painting lessons, units on Swiss immigrants, discussions of Cinderella, and the Common Core State Standards. In short, critical thinking is more beloved than Egyptian cotton"

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INCIDENTAL COMICS: Conflict in Literature

INCIDENTAL COMICS: Conflict in Literature | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
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Interesting conversation starter, research inquiry or debating topic...

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Teachers are Learning Designers

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Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller, inspired by Sir Ken Robinson's metaphor that teachers are like gardeners, reviews the skills teachers need to design fruitful learning conditions: empower yourself, stop blaming students, and revise and reflect.
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Such a wonderful analogy: teachers and gardeners...creating/designing conditions for success...Once again, such wonderful insight and words of wisdom from Sir Ken Robinson to empower teachers to achieve great things

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How Much Sleep Do Creative Geniuses Need?

How Much Sleep Do Creative Geniuses Need? | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
Check out this neat visual showing how the most creative people in history slept.
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How many hours sleep do you average each night? How many creative students in your classroom?

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What Students Will Learn In The Future

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What Students Will Learn In The Future
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Interesting list of learning...will teacher-training reflect this? what will you teach?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 29, 10:39 AM

I am re-reading Whitehead's Aims of Education and some of these ideas are included i.e. patterns, systems, and design. Dewey wrote about citizenship extensively and Gadamer used the term eloquent questions. All three suggested teaching and learning were forms of research.

 

My point is some of this is not new. It might be new the way they are applied, but the ideas have been around for some time. We need clear and elegant communication about their meaning today.

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Visible Thinking

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The core routines are a set of seven or so routines that target different types of thinking from across the modules. These routines are easy to get started with and are commonly found in Visible Thinking teachers' toolkits. Try getting started with with one of these routines.

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Fantastic thinking routines for Inquiry Learning...to encourage your students to pose questions, wonder and explore. Start with the See, Think, Wonder activity. 

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Literacy, Creativity, & Play: 12 Apps That Should Be On Elementary School iPad

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Literacy, Creativity, & Play: 12 Apps That Should Be On Elementary School iPad So this collection wasn’t as easy to curate as it’d seem. It wasn’t a matter of simply choosing the best apps across...
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How do inquiry teachers….teach?

How do inquiry teachers….teach? | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it

When I first became fascinated in inquiry-based approaches (too many years ago to say!), the focus for many of my conversations and indeed, my early research, was on how to plan.  Back then, learning about inquiry helped me shift my thinking from planning thematically – or even in a more genuinely integrated way, to planning with a learning process in mind....Kath Murdoch

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Some very simple, practical ideas here, but this is my personal favourite...' let kids in on the secret – inquiry teachers have a transparent style'

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Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking

Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it

The word divergent is partly defined as "tending to be different or develop in different directions." Divergent thinking refers to the way the mind generates ideas beyond proscribed expectations and rote thinking -- what is usually referred to "thinking outside the box," and is often associated with creativity. Convergent thinking, on the other hand, requires one to restrict ideas to those that might be correct or the best solution to a problem.

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"Teachers also might find divergent thinking and behavior a challenge when students ignore directions and rules, and if we are honest with ourselves, display personality traits that operate outside societal norms..."

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Education World: MyDream: Game Inspires Cooperation and Creativity

Education World: MyDream: Game Inspires Cooperation and Creativity | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
A Minecraft-style game without the violence, MyDream lets kids complete quests, solve puzzles and even reinforce classroom content.
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The MyDream computer game allows students to manipulate a 3D environment while completing quests and solving puzzles within diverse and dazzling landscapes. A game where dreams can become realities, it’s packed with learning potential....“The best learning benefits from MyDream are teaching cooperation and creativity,” - the creator.

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Help Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills Infographic

Help Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills Infographic | Critical and Creative Thinking for active learning | Scoop.it
The Help Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills Infographic presents the 7 stages of critical thinking to turn your students into critical thinkers.
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Great visual for every classroom of critical thinkers and inquiry learners...

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