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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.

 

Critical thinking doesn't end. The more knowledge you cultivate, the better you'll become at thinking about it. It's navel gazing in that you're constantly thinking about thinking, but the end result is a brain that automatically forms better arguments, focused ideas, and creative solutions to problems.



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Terry Doherty's insight:

"Navel gazing." I haven't heard that term in ages ... and don't do it near enough.

 

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, February 7, 8:37 AM

Critical Thinking is the killer tool of content creators.  

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, February 9, 5:18 AM

A very practical description with examples of ways to become better in your critical thinking. A good primer for sense making as part of the PKM framework.

Todd Bratcher's curator insight, February 18, 3:46 PM

Critical thinking means to ask questions that need to be asked. it involves finding the significance in every piece of information you come across and formulating opinions and plans of action. You have to ask the tough questions and the best one to start with is "Why?" Critical thinking is about being curious and allowing your sense of curiosity to follow the "why".Often times following the why will lead to finding the truths and finding lies. Critical thinking is also about honing in ones BS detector. Take time to analyze information before accepting it's credibility.

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic] | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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Terry Doherty's insight:

The bottom line is that U of F wants you to think about being a music educator. I really focused on the research about how music helps with language skills.

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 24, 9:20 AM

Increíble importancia de la Música:

Dorian Love's curator insight, June 27, 2:17 AM

Sweet music!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 1, 7:47 AM


A bit of a edu-tisement for U.F. but this graphic has a ton of info points on music and it's value in learning.

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Creativity: How To use it with Young Kids - the practice - Example 1

Creativity: How To use it with Young Kids - the practice - Example 1 | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
. . Very long time ago already, in 2002 I created MAUSI, the mascotte of my working place. I did it for the pleasure of the kids who visited my courses together with their teacher(s). The idea came...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:47 PM

 

Check it out and learn how creativity can bring fun to the kids and how they learn BETTER with creativity...

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.

 

Critical thinking doesn't end. The more knowledge you cultivate, the better you'll become at thinking about it. It's navel gazing in that you're constantly thinking about thinking, but the end result is a brain that automatically forms better arguments, focused ideas, and creative solutions to problems.



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Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, February 9, 5:18 AM

A very practical description with examples of ways to become better in your critical thinking. A good primer for sense making as part of the PKM framework.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, February 15, 5:00 PM

"Navel gazing." I haven't heard that term in ages ... and don't do it near enough.

 

Todd Bratcher's curator insight, February 18, 3:46 PM

Critical thinking means to ask questions that need to be asked. it involves finding the significance in every piece of information you come across and formulating opinions and plans of action. You have to ask the tough questions and the best one to start with is "Why?" Critical thinking is about being curious and allowing your sense of curiosity to follow the "why".Often times following the why will lead to finding the truths and finding lies. Critical thinking is also about honing in ones BS detector. Take time to analyze information before accepting it's credibility.

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13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic]

13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic] | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Do you know how to change your Facebook settings to stay out of strangers' Graph Search results? If not, check out this infographic to learn how.

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Terry Doherty's insight:

I'm sure our kids are among the majority of the users who "accept" Facebook's default privacy settings.

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malek's curator insight, April 30, 2013 12:44 PM

Fact of Fiction

AnnC's curator insight, May 1, 2013 6:56 PM

Protecting your privacy on Facebook - better safe than sorry.

Productive Tech Tips's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:23 PM

Please make sure you update your privacy settings, monthly if possible. 

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology [Infographic]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology [Infographic] | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

November 30, 2012 by Angela Maiers

 

Love this great post from the folks at Always Prepared entitled: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology‘ and the infographic it inspired from Mark Bates. Both highlight “The Habitudes” of educators who are effectively using technology to enhance and impact teaching and learning. Hat tip to Shawn McCusker for this awesome Twitter find!

 

A MUST read:

http://www.angelamaiers.com/2012/11/7-habits-of-highly-effective-teachers-who-use-technology.html

 


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AAEEBL's curator insight, January 21, 2013 4:26 PM

Applicable to all learners, whether students or teachers or carrerists. 

Maria Kallergi's curator insight, April 3, 2013 4:23 AM

we don't want to be left behind

Terri Rice's curator insight, July 27, 4:08 PM

Absolutely! it is so good to know I have some of the qualities. Working on integrating them all into my daily life.