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Critical Thinking Prezi

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Inviting Critical Thinking:
Types of Questions
Hand
Heart
Head
How?
Critical Thinking for Engagement:
Are you not entertained?
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Critical Thinking
Academic Conversation
Jerry Seinfeld:
How to Write a Joke
Critical Thinking & Academic Conversation
Go beyond looking for an answer by encouraging:
Classroom conversation and peer teaching
Critical Thinking
Content Understanding
5 conversation skills across disciplines:
Elaborating, clarifying, and questioning
Supporting ideas with examples and evidence
Paraphrasing
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!
Be anecdotal
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:
images
videos
projects
current events
interactive sites
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!
Resources
http://www.jeffzwiers.com/ac/index.html

http://www.slideshare.net/erusten/critical-thinking-in-education

Int Geog - Day 14: Critical Thinking

Gibbs, Jeanne (2006). Reaching All by Creating Tribes Learning Communities. CenterSource Systems, LLC
Critical Thinking:
From planning to practice

Assessment and
Critical Thinking
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?
Don Rattanasithy
-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
Individual:
Reflections
Projects
Interdisciplinary teaching

Group Discussion:
Real-world problem projects
Academic Conversation
Debates

Team teaching/group work
Jigsaws
Graffiti galleries
Two truths one lie
Where I stand
Give me a clue
http://www.slideshare.net/erusten/critical-thinking-in-education
"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."
http://www.jeffzwiers.com/ac/index.html
http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/File:The_Simpsons_Season_20_(2010)_-_Clip_How_the_test_was_won
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
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