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365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources

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netquester's curator insight, February 3, 2013 9:32 AM

Excellent  way to start the day

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:22 PM

writing prompts? discussion starters? debates or research?

Tui Needham, Career Development Specialist's comment, April 20, 2013 6:01 PM
Like this a lot, some goodies when running workshops and you want get people thinking.
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Critical Thinking

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I am interested in this post and post on critical thinking. Is critical thinking a skill?  Can one teach critical thinking? Stephen has delivered the course on Critical Literacies MOOC in the past....

 

Robert H. Ennis, Author of The Cornell Critical Thinking Tests
“Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and do.”

 

Assuming that critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do, a critical thinker:

 

1. Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
2. Tries to be well-informed
3. Judges well the credibility of sources
4. Identifies conclusions, reasons, and assumptions
5. Judges well the quality of an argument, including the acceptability of its reasons, assumptions, and evidence
6. Can well develop and defend a reasonable position
7. Asks appropriate clarifying questions
8. Formulates plausible hypotheses; plans experiments well
9. Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
10. Draws conclusions when warranted, but with caution
11. Integrates all items in this list when deciding what to believe or do

 

What are the principles of critical thinking?

 

- Knowledge is acquired only through thinking, reasoning, and questioning. Knowledge is based on facts.


- It is only from learning how to think that you learn what to think.


- Critical thinking is an organized and systematic process used to judge the effectiveness of an argument.


- Critical thinking is a search for meaning.


- Critical thinking is a skill that can be learned.


- Do the above principles hold true and won’t change from one domain to the next?

 

Read more, very interesting:

http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/critical-thinking-2/

 


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David Luigi FUSCHI's comment, April 9, 2013 12:21 AM
Are we sure that Critical Thinking is really appreciated as it should? In my personal experience critical thinker are often opposed if not hunted. Deciding to be a critical thinker may have a high price especially in certain context like industry or management. Definitely it brings better results and can easily foster innovation, but it is hated by man of power and yes-men. I pride myself of constantly trying to be a critical thinker and most of all to be critical of myself and my actions, but I have to say that this has taken me quite a toll in my life, yet I do not regret it. Sorry for stepping in, I do hope this two-penny thought could help in sparkle some discussion on how to foster critical thinking.
Ajo Monzó's comment, April 9, 2013 12:32 AM
Hello David, I agree with you, to be a critical thinker sometimes can be even dangerous, buttheyare the people who move the world...thanks a lot for your comment!
Monica Gutiérrez's curator insight, March 4, 9:54 AM

#criticalthinking 

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Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom

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Gone are the days when planning and thinking were done mainly by pen and paper.Technology have made it pretty much easier to think in different other ways. Free mind mapping , brainstorming and concept mapping applications are ubiquitous online and more and more teachers are using them . The 21st century education is based , on a large part of it, on the visual output.

 

The benefits of graphic organizers in education

 

- Teachers can use graphic organizers to engage visual learners and help them organize their thoughts


- Graphic organizers help students make powerful connections between ideas and concepts


- They help students develop their convergent thinking by providing a framework for the development of new ideas through analysis, reflection and display.


- They also help students promote their divergent thinking by using such techniques as brianstorming to generate ideas.


- They can be used for developing vocabulary skills and improve reading, writing and communication skills.


- Students can easily learn new concepts and think in new novel ways using graphic organizers


- They help students focus on connections rather than words 

 

- Finally , graphic organizers can help both teachers and students develop creative and critical thinking skills.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/teachers-guide-on-use-of-graphic.html

 


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How to unblock your creativity

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Are you experiencing a creative mind block?

We find that when we're stumped by a problem at work we need to read or see something that is completely random -- meaning it has nothing to do with the problem at hand.

 

For example, if you work in a business setting all day, take time to shake up your brain and look up information break dancing or how to drive a sports car or how to watercolor.

 

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Creative Thinkering

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Thomas Edison's creative thinking lessons. By Michael Michalko...

 

1. CHALLENGE ALL ASSUMPTIONS.

2. QUANTITY.

3. NOTHING IS WASTED.

4. CONSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR IDEAS AND PRODUCTS AND THE IDEAS AND PRODUCTS OF OTHERS.

5. TURN DEFICIENCIES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.

6. RECORD YOUR IDEAS AND THOUGHTS.

 

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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

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Taxonomía de bloom interactiva

 

Here the link: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 12:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

Al Post's curator insight, July 29, 2:32 PM

Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

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http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

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gjmueller: Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy

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gjmueller: “Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy: The interlocking of cognitive processes This great new diagram show the interlocking gears of cognitive thought and every cog-word links directly to an iPad app...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://vickidavis.me/post/24560880574/gjmueller-blooms-revised-taxonomy-the

 


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Critical Thinking Apps | Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012

Critical Thinking Apps | Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012 | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Teachers are in the business of creating learners—which means that just teaching math or science or English is only part of the equation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.weareteachers.com/educational-app-reviews/itemlist/category/96-critical-thinking-apps

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, June 23, 2012 6:53 AM
http://icce-2012.weebly.com/index.html

The Department of Education, University of Athens, Greece is hosting the

2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION
10-14 July 2012, Athens, Greece

Organized by the journals:
JOURNAL OF CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES (UK)
CULTURAL LOGIC (USA/CANADA)
KRITIKI (GREECE)
RADICAL NOTES (INDIA)
Eleştirel Pedagoji (TURKEY)
The venue of the Conference is the city of Athens.
Plenary Sessions will take place in the Auditorium of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Vas. Konstantinou 48, Athens 11635)
Parallel Sessions will take place in Marasleion Academy Building (Marasli 4, Athens)
Both Buildings are within 3 minutes walk from the metro station "Evangellismos".

The Travel Agency for the Conference is "ESCAPE TRAVEL"
For flights and Hotels in Athens you can contact
Mrs GEORGIA KAKKOU
kakkou@escapetr.ondsl.gr
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fax: 00302103631380

The Conference Hotels are: 1) Hotel Arethousa <http://www.arethusahotel.gr> and 2) "Best Western Ilisia Hotel Athens" <http://www.ilisiahotel.gr>
Please, make your booking through our Travel Agency

The full Conference fee is 200 euros. For MA/MSc and PhD students the fee is 100 euros.
The fee covers participation in the conference, the book of abstracts, coffee/tea/refreshments during conference breaks.
The Conference fee for participants from Greece, Turkey, Eastern Europe and all those in hardship is 50 Euros.
The participation of unemployed and colleagues from the third world is free/no fees.
Participation in the conference dinner in a traditional taverna is an extra and costs 30 Euros.

Please could fees be paid directly into the following bank account :
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
Account holders: Katsiampoura Ioanna Nikolaos and Psomiadis Ploutarchos Andreas
Account Number: 719/703258-75
IBAN: GR4401107190000071970325875
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You can pay the registration fee using your credit card with the PAY PAL SYSTEM
in the following address:
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After you complete payment, please proceed to "CHECK OUT"
Gust MEES's comment, June 23, 2012 7:41 AM
Hi Konstantinos Kalemis,

Thanks for sharing this. I made the curation about it...

Have a nice day :-)
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Creativity and Human Reasoning During Decision-Making

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"The results provide evidence that the human executive system favors creativity for compensating its limited monitoring capacity" explained Dr. Koechlin

 

In a new study, published March 27 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology, Anne Collins and Etienne Koechlin of Ecole Normale Supérieure and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, France, examine frontal lobe function using behavioral experiments and computational models of human decision-making.

 

===> They find that human frontal function concurrently monitors no more than three/four strategies but favors creativity, i.e. the exploration and creation of new strategies whenever no monitored strategies appear to be reliable enough. <===


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