The 5 Step Model to Teach Students Critical Thinking Skills
May 11, 2014 One of our priorities as teachers and educators is to cultivate a culture of critical thinking within our classrooms. Such an endeavour ,while possible and doable, does take so much planning and efforts. I am talking here about efforts from both teachers and students, and on a larger scale curriculum designers as well. Critical thinking is a cognitive skill that can be developed through a well-planned instructional process. This process, according to Duran et al. (2006) requires five fundamental steps: 1- Determine learning objectives This is the initial phase where you need to identify the behaviours you want your students to exhibit and work on encapsulating these behaviours in an overarching higher order thinking schema. 2-Teach through questioning The importance of integrating questions into instruction is uncontested. 3-Practice before you assess This is where hands-on learning activities are called for. Thanks to Teachthought where I learned about this visual.
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