21st Century (Critical Thinking :silhouette: ( So What :!:: (-improve…
Critical Thinking :silhouette:
So What :!::
-helps students be prepared for workforce
-helps predict academic success
-improve quality of life
-We need to provide ample amount of opportunities for students
-We need to model it for students
-We also need to provide lots of feedback for students on their critical thinking skills
- ex. too much personal connection
1. Systems Analysis-
between different variables
Ex. What animal would live better with these adaptations in a certain area?
Ex. How society worked during civil war, and compared to life today
draw logical conclusion based on data
Ex. Based on this ecosystems, what would happen if the rabbits were removed?
Ex. Draw conclusions such as characters based on dialogue and actions
Ex. Draw conclusions based on different perspectives
theory, goes beyond info
Ex. Explore activity and then have students come up with theory or phenomenon (can happen in Science)
ability to judge or critique
Ex. Who is correct based on the claim?
-teach sentence frames
Teaching communication improves relationships, social health, and graduation rates. Employees look for communication skills. Includes: reading, writing, presenting, debating. Not only verbal.
Communication also includes active listening and reflection. Peer review is useful for large classrooms. Modeling communication and reflection is important--don't expect them to have these skills already.
So What :!:
Competency in communication is crucial for competency in the other three C's. Creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration can't happen without communication.
Gut :<3: We don't really teach collaboration in our classes ,
So What :!: We need to explicitly teach students interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and task management skills. Give students feedback on their collaborative skills from teacher and peers. Collaboration requires students to come to a consensus as a group.
What :question: collaboration needs to be taught, conflict resolution is an important part of collaboration, important to have small mixed ability groups
What: need for flexible thinking & novel solutions
Gut: creative individuals may enjoy higher academic achievement
So What: creativity can be taught & assessed