More background information on critical thinking, Rationale and b Cisive. 5 Mar in Teaching - Resource Sites Critical Thinking Consortium "...a non-profit association of institutional partners, school districts, faculties of education, teaching professionals, associations and other educational organizations.
Our aim is to promote critical thinking from primary to post-secondary education through professional development, publications and research." [Mar 07] 13 Feb in Teaching - Resource Sites Philosophy & Reasoning Network - Tibi Cogitate A resource site for teachers of philosophy and critical thinking, particularly in the secondary school context. [13 Feb 07] 29 Nov in Blogs Rationale Thoughts "Critical verbiage from Tim van Gelder". 27 Nov in Email Lists and Newsletters rationale A Google group for discussion of issues relating to the Rationale argument mapping software.
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Debate.org, another “debate” community that promotes topic-driven discussion and critical thought Ed note: This post was originally sponsored by the Stanford University Center for Professional Development and an online course consists of three online sessions, three weeks in a row.
25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking 1.
The Teach Thought Taxonomy for Understanding, a taxonomy of thinking tasks broken up into 6 categories, with 6 tasks per category 2. An Intro To Critical Thinking, a 10-minute video from wireless philosophy that takes given premises, and walks the viewer through valid and erroneous conclusions 8.Nobody said it better than Francis Bacon, back in 1605: For myself, I found that I was fitted for nothing so well as for the study of Truth; as having a mind nimble and versatile enough to catch the resemblances of things … Internet Detective “Sure, you use the Internet all the time, but you need to wise up to the web when you use it for your university or college work.” 21 May in Vendors Thinkshop New Zealand-based online store selling thinking skills resources of various kinds.and at the same time steady enough to fix and distinguish their subtler differences; as being gifted by nature with desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and as being a man that neither affects what is new nor admires what is old, and that hates every kind of imposture. Or, more prosaically: critical thinking is the skillful application of a repertoire of validated general techniques for deciding the level of confidence you should have in a proposition in the light of the available evidence. Program for Critical Thinking Program for better decision making Our umbrella site. See also the proprietor's blog for reflections on teaching thinking skills.Session 3: Preparing for Effective & Efficient Formative Assessment of Conversations (August 16-22) – The session prepares participants to (1) set up an assessment plan for assessing and reflecting on observations of paired student conversations, (2) provide right-now feedback to students during their conversations, and (3) reflect on conversation assessment to improve teaching and assessment.Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated us via payment, gift, or something else of value to write it.60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves by Terry Heick 23.A Rubric To Assess Critical Thinking (they have several free rubrics, but you have to register for a free account to gain access) 24.A Collection Of Research On Critical Thinking by 3. Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers by Terry Heick 9. Examples Of Socratic Seminar-Style Questions (including stems) from 15.It’s difficult to create a collection of critical thinking resources without talking about failures in thinking, so here’s A Logical Fallacies Primer in Power Point format. The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Test (it’s not free, but you can check out some samples here) 5. A Printable Flip Chart For Critical Thinking Questions (probably easier to buy one for a few bucks, but there it is nonetheless) 11. 6 Facets of Understanding by Grant Wiggins and Jay Mc Tighe 13. 20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning, a 4-step process to guide learning through inquiry and thought 16. How To Bring Socratic Seminars Into Your Classroom, a 7-minute video by the Teaching Channel 18.Each session included expert video screencasts, classroom video clips, readings and resources, and assignments: Session 1: Establishing a Classroom Culture of Conversation (August 2-8) – This session provides models and suggested activities for cultivating classrooms that value learning through constructive conversation.Session 2: Creating Effective Conversation Prompts & Tasks (August 9-15) – This session focuses on how to look at a lesson, envision the conversational opportunities, and craft effective prompts for back and forth conversations between students.