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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

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Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

 

As we venture into the 21st century, we as a society, are faced with more innovation and challenge than ever before. We now live in an interconnected world, where the Internet and global communications are simultaneously uniting and isolating us as a society. How do we raise critical thinkers to best face the challenges that face our modern society? What changes in education methods should be implemented to  create a better learning environment for these budding minds? Check out this great infographic by Mentoring Minds to find out!


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Sharla Shults's insight:

I have to smile at this one because of recurring question during my own classroom experiences..

 

Student: Think? I have to think about it? Just show me how to get the answer!

 

There is no quick response, no pat answer that will fit all situations. Maybe with the advancements in technology, thinking will not be an option but a natural process.

 

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin.

Take a moment an (Classrooms as learning adventure spaces.

 

Take a moment and imagine a creative work environment. Don't worry about the kind of work going on. Just focus on the space. Close your eyes and picture it. What is that space like? What does it sound like? How are people interacting? Is there movement? Is there evidence of work in progress? Is it tidy, or busy-messy? Can you imagine working there?

 

Now, go to the article and see if your mental picture anything like either of the workspaces shown in the photos.


Via Pati Olton
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Schools emphasizing project-based learning (PBL) offer designed workspaces specifically to foster creativity and innovation, allow for productive collaboration, and showcase student work in curated exhibits.

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Pati Olton's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:47 AM

Our learning commons wants to support critical and project based learning.

Becca Wagman's curator insight, March 13, 8:49 PM

Classroom Climate: This article fits in well with Project Based Learning. I liked how it went through and made the reader imagine their idea of a classroom. It is important to know the kind of classroom you want, while also making sure that idea can involve project based learning. (SPACE)