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A vast collection of items related to Cognitive Rigor, a superposition of Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge.
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Gazette » Rigor v. Vigor

Gazette » Rigor v. Vigor | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
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To some, the word "rigor' carries with it some negative connotations. Some suggest using the term "vigor." Todd Nelson discusses the two terms and which is more appropriate for describing the instructional practices needed to develop 21st-century skills.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.
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Although not explicitly linked to Cognitive Rigor, this paper discusses critical thinking and its relation to constructionism, with extensive discussion of the Maker movement.  Offers interesting insights into the role of writing in critical thinking as well. Those interested in project-based learning, Making, constructionism, and inquiry should read this article.

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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
How to create a community of learners. Reflective prompts for students, teacher and principals. Modeled on Bloom's approach to thinking.
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An interesting taxonomy for promoting self-reflection. Separate, linked pages discuss how to promote self-reflection in students, teachers, and principals.  A solid read for those interested in developing metacognition.

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Growth Mindset Definition

Growth Mindset Definition | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
The concept of a growth mindset was developed by psychologist Carol Dweck and popularized in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In recent years, many schools and educators have started using Dweck’s theories to inform how they teach students. A mindset, according to Dweck, is a self-perception or “self-theory” that people hold about […]
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Carol Dweck describes a mindset as a self-perception or “self-theory” that people hold about their themselves. This article discusses the growth mindset, where people believe that "their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point."

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Creativity can't be taught - The Oracle

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Creativity can't be taught
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The article states that on Bloom's revised taxonomy, creation is the highest level of comprehension, a skill employers look for.
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Offers some food for thought for universities teaching, or planning to teach, creative thinking.  I think creative thinking can be taught, but not through direct instruction. 

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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

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This blog entry focuses on the use of Bloom's Taxonomy to promote self-reflection (which I call critical reflection) in students, teachers and principals, an important aspect of metacognition. 

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