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Types of Questions
Critical Thinking for Engagement:
Are you not entertained?
How to Write a Joke
Critical Thinking & Academic Conversation
Go beyond looking for an answer by encouraging:
Classroom conversation and peer teaching
5 conversation skills across disciplines:
Elaborating, clarifying, and questioning
Supporting ideas with examples and evidence
Building on ideas
Synthesizing key ideas of the conversation
Teaching to the Audience
Teach like a storyteller or comedian:
Work at your delivery!
Think of how you will present your content for the greatest effect, i.e. activity, video, project, peer teaching?
Know your audience
Involve them in the action!
Everyone likes a story!
Make it relevant
Make it relatable
Most importantly, how will your delivery of content, activities and leading questions get students to think critically?
Technology in the Classroom
Use technology to evoke critical thinking:
solving real-world problems using techniques from the discipline
Even the most engaging lesson will be more meaningful with critical thinking and questioning
Develop a Community of Thinkers!
Int Geog - Day 14: Critical Thinking
Gibbs, Jeanne (2006). Reaching All by Creating Tribes Learning Communities. CenterSource Systems, LLC
From planning to practice
Are you asking hand, heart or head questions?
Are you using it in diagnostic, formative and summative assessments?
What determines when and why you use it?
simple questions that require little critical thinking
questions that require a basis of opinion or a choice
Questions that require in-depth thought, access to prior knowledge, and application of knowledge to a new situation
Criteria for Critical Questions:
Welcomes reasoned judgment?
Is it meaningful or relevant to students?
Does it advance student thinking?
Are students able to answer the question with their background information?
Does it all add up?
Have your lessons and leading questions prepared your students to be able to think critically beyond what was taught?
-How does this relate to your teaching practice?
-How does this relate to teacher-student interactions?
-Do you need a "re-write''?
-Why? How? Time frame?
Pedagogical Strategies to Promote Critical Thinking
Real-world problem projects
Team teaching/group work
Two truths one lie
Where I stand
Give me a clue
"Talking with others is a powerful way to learn. In Academic Conversations, students explore ideas and negotiate meanings to deepen understandings and connections. Academic Conversations are also powerful windows for assessing language, learning, and thinking."
5 Ways To Invite Reasoned Judgment
1. Critique the piece
2. Judge the better
3. Change the product
4. Solve a mystery or clear up confusion
5. Design a product with given specifications