Critical and Creative Thinking - Bloom's Taxonomy What are critical thinking and creative thinking? What's Bloom's taxonomy and how is it helpful in project planning? How are the domains of learning reflected in technology-rich projects? Benjamin Bloom (1956) developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior in learning. Critical Thinking Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including skills such as comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing. Creative thinking involves creating something new or original. Knowledge Examples: dates, events, places, vocabulary, key ideas, parts of diagram, 5Ws Comprehension Examples: find meaning, transfer, interpret facts, infer cause & consequence, examples Application Examples: use information in new situations, solve problems Analysis Examples: recognize and explain patterns and meaning, see parts and wholes Synthesis Evaluation Affective Domain
Questioning – Top Ten Strategies “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein Questioning is the very cornerstone of philosophy and education, ever since Socrates ( in our Western tradition) decided to annoy pretty much everyone by critiquing and harrying people with questions – it has been central to our development of thinking and our capacity to learn. Most research indicates that as much as 80% of classroom questioning is based on low order, factual recall questions. Effective questioning is key because it makes the thinking visible: it identifies prior knowledge; reasoning ability and the specific degree of student understanding – therefore it is the ultimate guide for formative progress. 1. 2. Taken from ‘Mock the Week’, this simple little technique sparks the inquisitiveness within students – just by quickly reversing the standard question and answer dichotomy it can deepen their thinking. 3. 4. 5. Q1. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Added Extras:
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Robert Rice Speaks At MOMA Robert Rice, the CEO of Neogence Enterprises and blogger of augmented reality on Curious Raven, spoke back in June at Mobile Monday. His speech targets the intermediate developer of augmented reality. If you’re new to the technology, most of this speech will go over your head. The video is long, but if you’re serious about augmented reality and the future of mobile, the speech hits major points about the industry. And at 40 minutes, I’d give it a good five minute buffer if you’re going to watch the whole thing. “Mobile is dead,” said Robert to begin his speech. Robert briefly explains the history of communications and tells us that if we do augmented reality correctly, it’ll join the pantheon. Augmented reality needs more than graphics over video, Robert goes on to explain. Overall, I have to say I enjoyed the speech, though I was hoping Robert would get into specifics about Neogence Enterprises and their recent Mirascape announcement. Like this: Like Loading...
The 21st-century textbook With new technologies constantly coming on-line, and with states like California, Texas, and Oregon allowing digital curriculum to replace printed curriculum, the question arises: what will textbooks look like in the coming years? Dale’s post, “A hunger for good learning,” featured a fantastic video about teaching math. In a few brief minutes, Dan Meyer showed us a photo of a math problem involving filling a tank of water and calculating how long that would take, then showed us why traditional approaches to teaching this problem stifled student learning. The picture showed a traditional math problem with a line drawing of the tank, a problem set-up written in text (octagonal tank, straight sides, 27oz per second, etc.) followed by short sub-steps that are needed to solve the problem (calculate the surface area of the base, calculate the volume). Then, finally, it asks the question “how long will it take to fill the tank?”
Olympic Questions Describe the costs and benefits of staging the Olympics. Define the meaning of the Olympic Motto. Label any Olympic sporting apparatus with design features. Locate any sporting apparatus from games before 1960 and compare with today's apparatus. Write a news report. Draw a new symbol for the 2000 Olympics. Identify problems that will occur at the Sydney Olympics. Select an athlete and follow their progress through the games. Comprehension : Confirming / Understanding Express your opinion of 'Drugs in Sport' through poetry. Define a meaning for Olympism in the New Millennium. Illustrate this caption: "Olympic as a Media Event in the Information Society" Transform one of the rules of any Olympic sport. Confirm the IOC's current policy on drugs with one good argument. Match an Olympic athlete with an inanimate object and suggests three things that are different and three things that are the same. Restate the Olympic motto in your own words. How does drug use affect competition? Solve terrorism.
High School Teachers These Thinker's Guides are available through electronic license for educational institutions. Faculty and administrators - email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire. This set includes the thinker’s guides which focus on the foundations of critical thinking. beta) | Using Web 2.0 and Social Media to Encourage Deeper Learning | Syllabus To sign up, click here. Registration open until September 23rd! Using Web 2.0 and Social Media to Encourage Deeper Learning Welcome to Using Web 2.0 and Social Media to Encourage Deeper Learning! Of these three values we have particularly focused on peer learning in the design of this course. As a whole class we will record our learning in the form of a practical “Kit” that we will publish and share with teachers around the world under a CC-BY license. Core Academic Knowledge Critical Thinking Complex Problem Solving Effective Communication Working in Collaboration Learning how to Learn Global Perspective Other__________ *The sections of the Kit will be finalized by the whole class during the first week of the course. To view the full course description click here. Here’s what you can expect every week (AKA Syllabus): In general, each week will have three to four “tasks” for you to complete under the following categories:
Business Tips Meeting (BTM-methode) : start hrheingold's attention Bookmarks on Delicious Critical Thinking Skills By Vicky Lara, El Paso Community College Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide a series of annotated web sites for educators interested in exploring critical thinking in order to incorporate it to a greater extent into their teaching. Key Concepts: Critical Thinking History and Definition< Web Use Criteria for Critical Thinking A Critical Thinking Process Basic Concepts and the Elements of an Argument Implementation Strategies and Recommendations Activities and Lesson Plans Reworking Existing Activities and Lesson Plans Assessing Critical Thinking Section l: Critical Thinking History and Definition At one level we all know what "critical thinking means--it means good thinking, almost the opposite of illogical, irrational thinking. There are as many definitions of critical thinking as there are writers about it. "Critical thinking is deciding rationally what to or what not to believe." “Critical thinking is ‘reasonably and reflectively deciding what to believe or do.’”
How to teach mind mapping and how to make a mind map Mind mapping is a visual form of note taking that offers an overview of a topic and its complex information, allowing students to comprehend, create new ideas and build connections. Through the use of colors, images and words, mind mapping encourages students to begin with a central idea and expand outward to more in-depth sub-topics. Mind Map Example Definition of a Mind Map A mind map is a visual representation of hierarchical information that includes a central idea surrounded by connected branches of associated topics. Benefits of Mind Maps Help students brainstorm and explore any idea, concept, or problem Facilitate better understanding of relationships and connections between ideas and concepts Make it easy to communicate new ideas and thought processes Allow students to easily recall information Help students take notes and plan tasks Make it easy to organize ideas and concepts How to Mind Map Mind Maps in Education and Teaching with Mind Maps Mind Mapping Software
Öffentliche Kultur in der digitalen Gesellschaft Thomas Krüger „Für eine Renaissance der öffentlichen Kultur“ … … plädierte Thomas Krüger, Präsident der bpb, zur Eröffnung des 6. Kulturpolitischen Bundeskongress 2011 netz.macht.kultur - Kulturpolitik in der digitalen Gesellschaft. Wir dokumentieren das Manuskript zur Rede, die die Herausforderungen des digitalen Zeitalters für die öffentlichen Kulturinstitutionen und ihr Verhältnis zu Google, Apple & Co aufzeigt. Für eine Renaissance der öffentlichen Kultur Thomas Krüger, Präsident der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung / bpb Berlin, 09.06.2011 Die Ausgangssituation ist ambivalent. Auf der anderen Seite gibt es eine bewahrpädagogische Duldungsstarre der etablierten Institutionen in Medien, Bildung, Kultur und Politik, nicht überall, aber doch nicht zu übersehen. Privatwirtschaft und öffentlicher Raum Wir erleben dabei eine grundlegende Verengung und Eingrenzung. dieser Tagung diskutiert werden können. Öffentliche Gemeinschaft Vernetzung öffentlicher Akteure Die freie Datenwolke