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