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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach.
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The Art of Changing the Brain: Interview with Dr. James Zull | SharpBrains

The Art of Changing the Brain: Interview with Dr. James Zull | SharpBrains | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Learning through a virtuous Learning Cycle. That's the message from Dr.
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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking | Teaching Critical Thinking | 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!
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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Reason Effectively Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.
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Critical Thinking | TechNyou

Critical Thinking | TechNyou | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is a difficult concept to define in clear, objective terms.
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Sydney Weather Forecast (Swell, Wind, Tide, Rain & Temperature)

Sydney Weather Forecast (Swell, Wind, Tide, Rain & Temperature) | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Australia's most popular watersports website - 7 Day Wind, Wave & Tide Forecasts, Live Weather Reports, Forums, Classifieds, Events, News & How To's...
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Top 25 Critical Thinking Skills

Top 25 Critical Thinking Skills | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Here are the top 25 Critical Thinking Skills. First, here are the top 10 skills. These are especially important. They are the core of critical thinking.
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Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog: Critical thinking, strategic thinking, creative thinking, blog, resources, videos, links

Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog: Critical thinking, strategic thinking, creative thinking, blog, resources, videos, links | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Critical thinking, strategic thinking, creative thinking, blog, resources, videos, links...
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Supporting divergent thinking in the workplace

Supporting divergent thinking in the workplace | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Divergent thinking is the ability to generate many different original ideas in response to a given problem.
In a video that’s gone viral recently (at least among educators), Sir Ken Robinson p...
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Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence

Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Launched in 2001, KurzweilAI explores the forecasts and insights on accelerating change articulated in Ray Kurzweil’s landmark books — notably The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity Is Near — and updates these books with key...
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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
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Critical thinking

Get lesson plans and student handouts to offer lessons that help students learn how to apply critical thinking skills when doing research online.
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Problem Solving

Problem Solving | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it

From the National Textile Center, but it has some great ideas on teaching students how to problem solve. Details obstacles to critical thinking, and also steps for problem solving.


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Critical Thinking Lesson Plans

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Civics Lesson Plans that encourage critical thinking.

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Blooms Taxonomy According to Seinfeld

The 6 Levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, as demonstrated through various episodes of Seinfeld.
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Teaching Our Students How To Think | Teachers Training International – Helping you motivate, manage and engage your students

Teaching Our Students How To Think | Teachers Training International – Helping you motivate, manage and engage your students | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
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Teaching Critical Thinking by Practicing Journalism in the Classroom

Teaching Critical Thinking by Practicing Journalism in the Classroom | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
What can high school students learn today that will help them make sense of their world 15 years later? That’s the question addressed by NSTA’s new book, Front-Page Science: Engaging Teens in Science Literacy.
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Critical Thinking Products|RtI|Teaching Strategies & Resources - MentoringMinds.com

Critical Thinking Products|RtI|Teaching Strategies & Resources - MentoringMinds.com | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Not all students are naturally equipped with the critical thinking skills they need to achieve educational success. Learn about teaching strategies for teaching critical thinking at MentoringMinds.com.
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A little magic can improve your critical thinking

A little magic can improve your critical thinking | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Perhaps improving your critical thinking, just requires a little magic?
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Challenge-Based Learning Video: Engaging Education

Challenge-Based Learning Video: Engaging Education | Teaching Critical Thinking | Scoop.it
Challenge Based Learning - Resilience from Adam Brice on Vimeo.

This clip is a little longer than usual. It is about a project at a subur...
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Development of Critical Thinking Skills

The ability to think critically is essential when searching for jobs or moving into higher education. In schools, certain activities and lesson plans can foster critical thinking skills within students.
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