Thinking Dispositions: Thinking Dispositions: A review of current theories, practices, and issues by Shari Tishman and Albert Andrade Introduction What does it mean to be a good thinker? In an effort to account for the affective and attitudinal dimension of high-level thinking, many scholars and educators involved in the thinking skills movement have urged attention to what are often called "thinking dispositions." There are three parts to this document. Part Two is a brainstorm of issues and questions concerning thinking dispositions that occurred in the Summer of 1994 at the 6th International Conference of Thinking, held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Part Three is a bibliography of books, articles and programs that either are directly about, or relevant to, thinking dispositions. We recognize that, although interest in thinking dispositions has increased in recent years, it is by no means a new concept. Part One: Overview of Recent Work in the Field 1. 2. 3. 4.
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Mind Hacks Creative Thinking Bottom line, two kinds of thinking take place in an organization: Convergent thinking (i.e. linear, logical, left-brained thinking) and divergent thinking (i.e. playful, associative, right-brained thinking). Both are needed. Both, indeed, are sides of the same coin. In our experience, however, divergent thinking is in woeful short-supply these days. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Critical Thinking On The Web Top Ten Argument Mapping Tutorials. Six online tutorials in argument mapping, a core requirement for advanced critical thinking.The Skeptic's Dictionary - over 400 definitions and essays. The Fallacy Files by Gary Curtis. Best website on fallacies. What is critical thinking? 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 … 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. A shorter version is the art of being right. More definitions... Program for Critical Thinking Program for better decision making
How to Exercise an Open Mind - WikiHow Edit Article Edited by Sam Rawlins, Krystle C., Richd, Erika Altek and 105 others One hour of increased brain activity via innovative thinking or experiencing new stimuli can make you smarter, more energetic, more creative, more sociable, and more open to new experiences and ways of thinking. The key ingredients are to be open to new experiences and to make changes in previous ways of thinking about these experiences. Here are some of the endless numbers of activities that can stimulate your brain. Ad Steps 1Don’t allow yourself any dead time. 20Browse something that you are not familiar with the internet. Tips Become more like an inquisitive child. Warnings Exercising an "open" mind and "stimulating" your mind are different.
Critical Thinking Tools Welcome to the Mnemosyne Project | The Mnemosyne Project CCT Alumni Association Admin Human Intelligence: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences This page is now located at an updated address. Please update your bookmarks! The new address is posted below. You will be redirected to the new page in 15 seconds or you can click the link below. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences Originally prepared by: Lynn Gilman (Fall 2001)Revised: Outline (back to top) Development of MI theory Definition of MI theory Criticisms of MI theory Implications for assessment Future research directions on MI theory References Development of MI Theory (back to outline) After years of research, Howard Gardner proposed a new theory and definition of intelligence in his 1983 book entitled Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Gardner describes his work with two distinct populations as the inspiration for his theory of Multiple Intelligences. Gardner concluded from his work with these two populations that strength in one area of performance did not reliably predict comparable strength in another area. Definition of MI Theory
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