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  1. 1. Brainstorming<br />The Question<br />What if?<br />The Reverse<br />Developing a Thinking Toolbox<br />ManTar ICT Cluster Workshop 1<br />Exploring strategies and tools for developing creative and critical thinking<br />
  2. 2. Aims<br />To learn more about thinking strategies and skills<br />To gain some practical classroom ideas<br />To discuss which thinking strategies and tools could be used at each level of the school<br />To share ideas about facilitation and to prepare a staff meeting workshop<br />
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  5. 5. Knowledge is now a processnot a thingKnowing how to do something is more valuable than memorising information<br />21st Century life is about learning new skills, not new content.<br />Success depends on learning new skills and applying them. <br />What do you (and your students) need to learn when most of recorded knowledge is a mouse click away?<br />
  6. 6. What doyour students need to memorise?Discuss<br />
  7. 7. Key Competencies<br /><ul><li>Thinking
  8. 8. Relating to others
  9. 9. Using language symbols and texts
  10. 10. Managing self
  11. 11. Participating and contributing</li></ul>Defining these for your school.<br />What is ‘Thinking’? Discuss<br />
  12. 12. Thinking is about using creative, critical and metacognitive processes to make sense of information, experiences and ideas.<br />These processes can be applied to purposes such as:<br /><ul><li> developing understanding
  13. 13. making decisions
  14. 14. shaping actions
  15. 15. constructing knowledge (NZC Page 12)</li></li></ul><li>Intellectual curiosity is at the heart of this competency(NZC Page 12)<br />
  16. 16. As educators we must<br /><ul><li>Understand what thinking is
  17. 17. Know about strategies and tools which develop thinking skills
  18. 18. Teach these strategies and tools to our students
  19. 19. Use them often in teaching and learning</li></li></ul><li>Opening the Thinking Toolbox<br />Brainstorming<br />The Question<br />What if?<br />The Reverse<br />De Bono’sThinking Hats, PMI<br />Tony Ryan’s Thinker’s Keys<br />Graphic Organisers<br />O<br />N<br />The learning strategy or framework<br />Bloom’s TaxonomyThinking behaviours important in the processes of learning<br />Learning to Learn skillsQuestioning and Info Literacy skills<br /> Thinking Tools<br />Habits of MindThinking dispositions<br />Defining Key Competencies<br />
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  21. 21. The StrategyAn elaborate and systematic plan of action designed to achieve a particular goalThe strategy provides a direction and keeps everything and everyone on track.<br />
  22. 22. Bloom’s Taxonomy<br />In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group<br />who developed a classification of levels of thinking behaviours important in the processes of learning.<br />
  23. 23. He identified six levels<br />Knowledge<br />Comprehension<br />Application<br />Analysis<br />Synthesis<br />Evaluation<br />Remembering<br />The ability to grasp the meaning of material <br />The ability to use learned material in new ways <br />An understanding of both the content and the structural form of material <br />The ability to put parts together to form something new<br />The ability to judge the value of material for a given purpose<br />
  24. 24. Anderson’s revised taxonomy<br />Bloom’s Taxonomy wheel<br />Teaching & Learning at each level this term? Discuss<br />
  25. 25. Bloom’s Taxonomy in the classroomUse video and photos to engage and motivate<br />After watching the next video you will be asked to <br /><ul><li> Remember
  26. 26. Understand
  27. 27. Apply
  28. 28. Analyse
  29. 29. Evaluate
  30. 30. Create</li></ul>Group work<br />
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  32. 32. Remember<br />Write a list of all the information you can remember. <br />Understand<br />What were the main ideas? <br />Apply<br />Explain why the man thought the puppy was in the washing machine.<br />Analyse<br />What might have happened when the man opened the washing machine?<br />Evaluate<br />Use a flow chart to show the dangers of household appliances to pets.<br />Create<br />Make a pet danger warning poster for manufacturers to put on washing machines.<br />
  33. 33. Bloom’s Wall Poster<br />Question starters and activity suggestions<br />
  34. 34. In my blue splayed shoes<br />
  35. 35. Planning using Bloom’s Taxonomy<br />Between the Tides<br />Magnets<br />Native Birds<br />
  36. 36. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to learn more about Dinosaurs<br />The Life of a Carnivore<br />Remembering<br />List 6 general facts about carnivores. Name and draw some carnivore dinosaurs. What do you know about them?<br />Understanding<br />Write in your own words the daily routine of a carnivore.<br />Applying<br />Draw a 4 frame comic strip of a carnivore dinosaur hunting. Include captions, speech and thought bubbles.<br />Analysing<br />How were the different types of carnivores different from each other? Use illustrations and captions.<br />Evaluating<br />List some ways you think the world and our lifestyle would be different now if the Tyrannosaurus Rex was still alive.<br />Creating<br />Plan your own Jurassic Island. Use symbols and a key to show all the features. <br />
  37. 37. Planning Templates<br /> Template 1<br />Template 2<br />
  38. 38. Questioning<br />Questioning is to thinking as yeast is to bread making<br />
  39. 39. Questioning skills<br />‘Teaching Thinking Skills in the Primary Years – A Whole School Approach’ by Michael Pohl<br />Levels of QuestioningThe Seven Servants <br />QTrix Sheet20 Questions (Game and website)<br />
  40. 40. Ask 2 open and 2 closed questions<br />
  41. 41. SMART Goal Setting<br /> Specific<br /> Measureable<br /> Action Plan<br /> Realistic<br /> Timeframe<br />
  42. 42. SMART Goal setting planning sheet<br />
  43. 43. Finally ... keep using video to stimulate thinking, talking and writing<br />While you watch the next video be thinking about:<br /><ul><li> What happened?
  44. 44. Why did it happen?
  45. 45. What do you think might happen next?</li></li></ul><li>
  46. 46. What happened? Why did it happen? What happens next?<br />You are the fisherman. Write about your thoughts.<br />
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