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This presentation by Dan Gutterud, a graduate student at Bemidji State University, is a review of the book--How to Improve Student Learning--by Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder. Be sure to visit ...

This presentation by Dan Gutterud, a graduate student at Bemidji State University, is a review of the book--How to Improve Student Learning--by Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder. Be sure to visit the blog at http://room13all-stars.blogspot.com/ and visit the wiki at http://room13allstars.pbworks.com to read more about critical thinking

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    • Book review for ED 6117
      by Dan Gutterud
      Summer 2009
      A Miniature Guide (For Those Who Teach) On How to Improve Student Learning30 Practical Ideas
      by
      Dr. Richard Paul
      and
      Dr. Linda Elder
      fromcriticalthinking.org
      • Educational psychologist
      • President of the Foundation for Critical Thinking
      • Executive Director of the Center for Critical Thinking
      • Taught college level psychology and critical thinking
      • Presented to more than 20,000 educators
      • Co-author of four books, eighteen guides, and a column on critical thinking (“Fellows of the foundation”)
      Dr. Richard Paul
      Research and Professional Development at the Center for Critical Thinking, Director
      National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking, Chair
      Author of eight books and 200+ articles on the subject.
      University professor for over 20 years.
      Recipient of numerous honors and awards (“Fellows of the foundation”)
      Dr. Linda Elder
      Images fromwww.criticalthinking.org
    • Critical Thinking
      “It is important for students be placed in situations in which they must apply what they are learning to personal experiences and situations”(Wetzel, 2008).
      Image from http://www.sxc.hu
    • Critical Thinking
      “No matter what your circumstance or goals, no matter where you are, or what problems you face, you are better off if your thinking is skilled. As a manager, leader, employee, citizen, lover, friend, parent — in every realm and situation of your life — good thinking pays off”(Elder & Paul, 2001).
      Image from http://www.sxc.hu
    • My Top Ten Practical Ideas for Improving Student Learning
      Of the 30 ideas in the book, these are the ten that I will focus on the most with my students. The ideas are numbered as they are in the book.
    • Idea #6Think of Yourself as a Coach
      Image fromwww.flickr.com
    • Idea #2
      Encourage
      students
      to think
      about their
      thinking
      Image from http://www.sxc.hu
    • Idea #15Ask questions
      that probe
      understanding
      Richard Paul image from criticalthinking.org
    • Idea #4Use engaged lecture
      Image from www.flickr.com
    • Idea #12Design instruction so students engage in routine practice in internalizing
      and applying the concepts they are learning
      (and in evaluating their understanding of each)
      Image from www.flickr.com
    • Idea #29Use tactics
      that encourage active learning
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    • Idea #27Design tests with the improvement
      of student thinking in mind
      Image from www.flickr.com
    • Idea #18
      Bring intellectual standards into daily use
      graphic from https://louisville.edu/ideastoaction/what/critical-thinking/paul-elder-critical-thinking-model
    • Idea #9Make course work intensive for students not you
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    • Idea #10Relate content to issues, problems& practical situations in the lives of students
      Image from http://www.sxc.hu
    • YOU ARE INVITED!!
      Be sure to go to my blog on this topic at:
      http://room13all-stars.blogspot.com
      Please weigh in with your thoughts on critical thinking.
      Also, visitmy wiki at:
      http://room13allstars.pbworks.com
    • References:
      Elder, L. & Paul, R. (2001). Becoming a critic of your thinking. Retrieved June 16, 2009 from http://www.criticalthinking.org/page.cfm?PageID=478&CategoryID=68
      Elder, L. & Paul, R. (2002). How to improve student learning: 30 practical ideas. DillonBeach, CA: The Foundation of Critical Thinking.
      Fellows of the foundation for critical thinking: Dr. linda elder. (n.d.). Retrieved June 19, 2009 from http://www.criticalthinking.org/ABOUT/Fellow_Linda_Elder.cfm
      Fellows of the foundation for critical thinking: Dr.richardpaul. (n.d.). Retrieved June 19, 2009 from http://www.criticalthinking.org/ABOUT/Fellow_Richard_Paul.cfm
      Hoffman, S., John, E., Sellards, J. (2006) I don’t feel like Dancin’ [Recorder by Scissor Sisters]. On Tah-Dah [iTunes download]. London: Polydor.
      Letterman, D. (Speaker). (n.d.). I have here a copy of tonight’s top 10 list (wav file). Retrieved June 20, 2009 from http://resources.bravenet.com/audio_clips/movies_tv/
      Wetzel, D.R. (2008). 10 math teaching tips for elementary school. Retrieved June 8, 2009 from http://teachertipstraining.suite101.com/article.cfm/ 10_math_teaching_tips_for_elementary_school#ixzz0JB6ZEgVj&C