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50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students

50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.
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Questions and Critical thinking all on the road to meta-cognition.

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James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, February 26, 1:42 PM

From the article:  “Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.”  Organizes the 50 metacognition questions into the following categories:  Reflection & Collaboration, Self-Reflection, Reasoning, Analysis, Connections, Literary Questions, Science and Social Questions.

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
  1. raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;
  2. gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; 
  3. comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;
  4. thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; and
  5. communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.
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Kathy Schrock has been looking ahead with technology and a librarian's instinct for organization for years. She's still hitting it out of the park. 

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Fiona Tavares's curator insight, January 5, 11:00 AM

Including use of Tellagami 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 22, 9:06 PM

I've followed Kathy Schrock's work for years.  She's always on it! 

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 25, 11:06 AM

I like the breakdown presented in this article as well as the emphasis on using apps as critical thinking tools, not just creation tools.

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"She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.”

"She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.” | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog


So, the criticism is one of those backhanded compliments. The teacher is making students figure out things for themselves. They are doing the hard, messy work of learning. This is a style of teaching that promotes learning, but that’s not how students see it. Based on experiences in lots of other classrooms, they have come to believe that “good” teachers tell students what they need to know. If a teacher makes the students come up with examples when she has a perfectly good list she could be giving them, that teacher is not doing her job



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Terrific article. Maryellen Weiner brings great perspective to a problem all online instructors must resolve.  How do we move our students from dependency on getting the 'right' answers from the teacher, to self-directed learners willing to put in the effort to think and learn. 

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Richard Paul: Socratic Questioning Series [Part 1] - YouTube

Discourse on critical thinking for teachers and educators in all grade levels and in all societies. This channel contains video footage, interviews and clips...
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One of my Critical Thinking Gurus is Richard Paul.  I met him in a bar in Arizona a few years before I left the classroom to teach online. We had one of the great discussions of my life. His thinking and teaching transformed my questioning style when I was a classroom teacher and seeped into my DNA when I went into online work.  Here is a series of videos available on YouTube that I would turn to if I were teaching a class devoted solely to Critical Thinking.  

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 6, 2014 6:07 PM

'Asking questions that takes thinking apart'! This is very useful as a reflection tool. I appreciate highly the connection made by Richard Paul between thinking and content.

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Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This simple yet powerful technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying.
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This article provides some excellent advice on how to structure a discussion post.  If you're looking for a basic formula, consider the following:


  • “Identify one important concept, research finding, theory, or idea … that you learned while completing this activity.”
  • “Why do you believe that this concept, research finding, theory, or idea … is important?”
  • “Apply what you have learned from this activity to some aspect of your life.”
  • “What question(s) has the activity raised for you? What are you still wondering about?” [You might need to prohibit the answer “nothing”.]
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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 28, 2013 7:47 PM

Gives you a simple 4-step process on how to structure a discussion post.  

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:52 AM

Teachers can make good use of these prompts to start the discussion online.

Janet Ilko's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:58 PM
Looking to set up my Edmodo account with my students. This will make an interesting way to get students to respond more academically.
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Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students

Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:48 PM

An excellent story for lecturers or teachers thinking in content curation as a tool in their aulas.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 8, 2013 2:22 AM

Useful for educators - key digital literacy skill

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:00 PM

content curation and critical thinking skills

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Learning to learn: asking questions and taking names

Learning to learn: asking questions and taking names | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Ally Greer:


There are such things as stupid questions.


Just kidding, there aren’t. (Got your attention, though, right?)


I don’t care how many times we were told this growing up – I always find myself thinking, “Don’t ask that, that’s dumb. You should know that.” Well, guess what? Like I talked about in my last post, so many people of today’s world are in a perpetual state of learning. There is always something that seems obvious to one person that another person might not have ever thought about. The whole reason that conversing with others can be so amazing is because everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn. Why we view this as being stupid and not as an opportunity to extract new information is beyond me.


Don’t be afraid to keep asking.

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Asking and answering questions quickly becomes the foundation for lifelong learning. Ally's insights reveal a young mind that's already addicted to learning (foreever).  A great read. 

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Mindy M Walker's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:46 PM

Worth going through this post. If you don't know - learn - how to ask questions, you won't keep learning. Agreed - there are no stupid questions.

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Creating Critical Thinkers Through Media Literacy: Andrea Quijada at TEDxABQED

Quijada is the executive director of Media Literacy Project. With more than a decade of experience as a media literacy trainer, and 20 years as a community organizer, she has a deep passion for media justice. Quijada presents nationally and internationally on the impact of media on culture, politics, and technology. She has co-founded various organizations in Albuquerque, including Young Women United, a reproductive justice organization by and for young women of color.

Quijada is particularly interested in media as a tool for self-determination and movement building.

 

Click headline to read more and watch video full screen--


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Paulo Moekotte's curator insight, February 24, 2013 8:57 AM

Media (messages) can be decoded. Kids should learn how to pose the right 'deconstruction' questions in order to 'see through' messages.

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Education Rethink: Digital Citizenship: From Nice to Ethical

Education Rethink: Digital Citizenship: From Nice to Ethical | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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The State of Critical Thinking Today

The State of Critical Thinking Today | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Faculty Lack a Substantive Concept of Critical Thinking

Studies demonstrate that most college faculty lack a substantive concept of critical thinking. Consequently they do not (and cannot) use it as a central organizer in the design of instruction. It does not inform their conception of the student’s role as learner. It does not affect how they conceptualize their own role as instructors. They do not link it to the essential thinking that defines the content they teach. 

 

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Gust MEES

 

I make a break in here to show the "about" of that web site with the following site text here:

 

Critical thinking is essential if we are to get to the root of our problems and develop reasonable solutions.

 

===> After all, the quality of everything we do is determined by the quality of our thinking. <===

 

Whereas society commonly promotes values laden with superficial, immediate "benefits," critical thinking cultivates substance and true intellectual discipline. It entails rigorous self-reflection and openmindedness — the keys to significant changes. Critical thinking requires the cultivation of core intellectual virtues such as intellectual humility, perseverance, integrity, and responsibility. Nothing of real value comes easily.

 

===> A rich intellectual environment — alive with curious and determined students — is possible only with critical thinking at the foundation of the educational process. <===

 

Read ALSO my curation about "Critical Thinking" here please:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=critical+thinking

 

 

How Can We Survive in This Increasingly Complex World?

 

Read more:
http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/our-mission/599

 

and here as well:
http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/the-state-of-critical-thinking-today/523


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How Big Is Infinity?

Using the fundamentals of set theory, explore the mind-bending concept of the "infinity of infinities" -- and how it led mathematicians to conclude that math itself contains unanswerable questions.


Lesson by Dennis Wildfogel, animation by Augenblick Studios.


View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-big-is-infinity

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Collaborize Classroom, A Free Online Learning Platform For Teachers and Students

I set up a free account and was up and running quickly. Collaborize Classroom was one of the best 'finds' from my time at the ISTE 2012 Convention in San Diego. Although they are targeting middle and high school teachers, everything they provide fits my needs as an e-learning instructor at the graduate level. ~ Dennis

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Unlocking the Mystery of Critical Thinking

Unlocking the Mystery of Critical Thinking | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Critical thinking. We all endorse it. We all want our students to do it. And we claim to teach it. But do we? Do we even understand and agree what it means to think critically?

According to Paul and Elder’s (2013a) survey findings, most faculty don’t know what critical thinking is or how to teach it. Unless faculty explicitly and intentionally design their courses to build their students’ critical thinking skills and receive training in how to teach them, their students do not improve their ski
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Here's an excellent article that activates critical thinking theories with example questions that teachers can use right now.  

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Ruby Day's curator insight, December 2, 2014 5:20 PM

The challenge with projects can be getting students to go into depth, think critically about their research - its relevance and the conclusions they draw and apply to the project. Some probing questions in this article to help.

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sian etherington's curator insight, December 4, 2014 4:16 PM

Useful insights - particularly that critical thinking skills can't develop in a knowledge vacuum.

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The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts & Tools, 7th edition | Critical Thinking

The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts & Tools, 7th edition | Critical Thinking | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This miniature guide, which has sold more than half a million copies, is widely used in teaching and learning, in personal and professional life. It distills the essence of critical thinking into a 24-page, pocket-sized guide. It introduces the interrelated complex of critical thinking concepts and principles implicit in the works of Richard Paul and Linda Elder. This guide is widely used at the college level. It can be used as a critical thinking supplement to any textbook or course. 
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A critical thinking supplement from the mind(s) of Richard Paul is a slam dunk stocking-stuffer for the reflective practitioner.

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Howard Rheingold: Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity

Howard Rheingold: Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By HOWARD RHEINGOLD August 21, 2014 - 8:12am 


"I’ve been writing about digital media for nearly 30 years, and over that time, I’ve been asked over and over again by readers, critics, scholars and myself: “Do these personal computers, digital networks, webs of unfiltered information, mobile attention magnets do us more good than harm — as individuals, families, communities, and societies?” I have come to believe that the answer is: “It depends on how many people know how to use these technologies to their own benefit and that of the commons.”

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I always get a kick out of Rheingold's writing and thinking. 

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 26, 2014 9:37 AM

Sparking thought!

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 26, 2014 9:41 AM

Excellent resource for EVERYONE online!! In today's age of information, it is no longer an issue of recalling information. "Just Google it" is much more than simply a catchy phrase. Nearly every bit of information can be obtained in seconds, somewhere online. The issue has become finding the proverbial "needle in the haystack".

It has become mush more important to understand how to filter the good from the bad and the ugly.

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 27, 2014 10:41 AM

Crap detection resources could be most helpful.

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How To Teach Critical Thinking Using Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

How To Teach Critical Thinking Using Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
You can now easily integrate Bloom's Taxonomy into the teaching of critical thinking skills in your classroom using a fabulously simple chart!

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Dovid's curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:12 PM

Bloom's Taxonomy simplified for developing thinking skills!

Rudolf Kabutz's curator insight, October 3, 2013 12:30 PM

Thanks, dear Fabienne, this is really insightful.

In teaching one might want to progressively move from one level to the next, yet I would expect that one could work on all levels simultaneously.

How much more would children learn when they ask their 3-year-old, "What do you think ..."

Cassandra's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:57 AM

Good information for teaching or treatment plans.

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Missouri Education Watchdog: The Rise of the False Premise

Missouri Education Watchdog: The Rise of the False Premise | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Of course the false premise is that, to date, our public education system has not had an emphasis on, or valued, critical thinking. The implication is that we have taught blind adherence to facts presented on a page thus making our children little automatons who regurgitate back on the test exactly what they have been taught. Worse yet is the inference that critical thinking is a separate skill that can be taught and measured.

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Here's one take on how Common Core defined critical thinking and an examination of the premises they base their reasoning upon.

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Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ...

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Overarcher's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:55 AM

socratic questioning in pictures, love it!

Maria Persson's comment, July 11, 2013 6:15 PM
My daily life at work and play so often involves Socratic questioning - I never get bored and constantly on a learning curve! Thanks for sharing this great resource!
Margarita Parra's comment, July 22, 2013 10:01 PM
There is an approach to solving a problem, by Guy Brousseau. It looks much like this process.And it works!
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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers [Infographic]

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers [Infographic] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Aki Puustinen, Gust MEES
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Critical thinkiing is an essential 21st Century Skill.  E-Learning courses (expecially those with facilitated discussion) are great opportunities for practicing critical thinkiing.   Without Critical Thinking, a course can become so boring! 

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking

6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

What we have for you today is a great series of videos on critical thinking. As a teacher, you can use these videos with your students to start a discussion on what it means to think critically and introduce them to the concept of logical fallacies. The videos are animated in such a way that your students will find it easy to grasp hard concepts .Enjoy


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Mediajockeys's curator insight, December 12, 2012 3:47 AM

Kritisch denken en reflecteren, te weining mensen doen het. Leer het eerst zelf en draag het dan over. Mooi gemaakt.

Audrey's comment, July 2, 2013 3:48 PM
Thank you. The learning from the videos was enjoyable, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
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Question Formulation Technique | Facing History and Ourselves | Diigo

Question Formulation Technique | Facing History and Ourselves | Diigo | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A Simple Strategy for Teaching Students How to Think
We believe that knowing how to ask questions is a foundational skill that is essential for all learning. When teachers use our Question Formulation Technique™ (QFT™), students learn to ask their own questions.

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Wes Fryer: Improving Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking Skills with Media ...

Shared August 7, 2012, in Missoula, Montana: Interested in helping students become better readers, writers, and critical thinkers?

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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 3:21 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 3:32 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, 2014 12:54 PM

#criticalthinking 

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About Critical Web Reader

About Critical Web Reader | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Critical Web Reader (CWR) is designed to enable students, teachers, and schools to focus on effective teaching and productive learning using web information sources.
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