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Critical Thinking and Development

Critical Thinking and Development
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    Final app6 21 Final app6 21 Presentation Transcript

    • Critical Thinking Canvas
      Critical Thinking Canvas
      Pbl
    • Development of Critical Thinking Skills
      Carolyn Bonham-Shears-Walden University
      SOUTH CAROLINA BUSINESS EDUCATION CONFERENCE: 2011
    • Today’s Student and Business
      Dayton Business Journal, 2011
      52% teens -Show no interest in manufacturing labor
      21% are ambiance about working
      61% states that they want a professor career
      14% states that they want to work a physical job
      17% they have issues with making money
    • How can teachers help?
    • What is critical thinking?
    • Refers to a higher-order thinking that questions assumptions. It is a way of deciding whether a claim is true or false by evaluating assumptions and arriving at a reasonable hypothesis.
      What is critical thinking?
      www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/critical_thinking#meaning
    • Today’s Students
      Reflects the cultural diversity in American society
      Requires thinking skills
      Need help to thinking critically because it helps them adjust to changes
      Need their minds stretch to answer hard questions and thinking critically lay foundations for life learning
      Need technology skills
    • Today’s business
      Wants to employ people who think critically
      Bob Schoenberg states “ It is not enough to hire someone with a MBA (Schoenberg,2009).
      www.criticalthinkingbusiness.com
    • Most teachers
    • Why is this so important?
    • Stage to Success
      Your Text Here
    • The Thinkers
      Stage 6: The Accomplished
      Stage 5: The Advanced Thinker
      Stage 4: The Practicing
      Stage 3: The Beginner
      Thinker
      Stage 2: The Challenged
      Thinker
      Stage 1: The Unreflective Thinker
    • STAGE 1
    • The Unreflective Thinker
    • STAGE 2
    • The Challenged Thinker
    • STAGE 3
    • The Beginning Thinker
      Implication: Class discussion, using collaboration tools,
      Such as blog, and wikis
    • STAGE 4
    • The Practicing Thinker
    • STAGE 5
    • The Advanced Thinker
    • STAGE 6
    • The Accomplished Thinker
    • Discovering Thinking
      Students need to know to effectively take charge of their thinking
      Thinking is driven by questions, questions, and meanful facts
      When we reason through problems , become better thinkers
      When we learn together as developing thinker (collaboration)
      Thinking help us to grow
    • How to use these Stage Theory?
      Problem Base Learning is a important tool for the classroom
      Problem Base Learning is builds strong stage present
      Problem Base Learning is develops relevant intellectual traits
      Problem Base Learning develops critical thinker into thinkers for life
    • PBL and Critical Thinking
    • Project Based Learning Provides
      A multiple entry point strategy and varied and multiple possible solutions
      A focus on universal challenges with local solutions
      An authentic connection with multiple disciplines
      An opportunity to develop 21st century skills
      The purposeful use of Web 2.0 tools for organizing, collaborating, and publishing
      http://ali.apple.com/cbl/index.html
    • WHERE CAN I LEARN ABOUT PBL?
    • http://www.bie.org/
    • http://www.intel.com/education/video/pbl/content.htm
    • http://www.edutopia.org/project-learning
    • PBL and Critical Thinking Development in Action online
      • Online learning promotes development of critical thinking (Palloff and Pratt)
      • Integrating technology into teaching is a very powerful way to promote critical thinking theories
      • PBL transforms the teacher into a facilitator and the student into a doers
      • Critical thinking applications
    • PBL in Action
    • Conclusion
      • Critical-thinking development is a skill
      • As thinkers- we must practice and practice and practice to become an Advance thinker
      • As educators we must discover our own “thinking”
      • Learning what stage in the development of thinking can benefits everyone
      • Remember- if the human mind is left alone , it will do what is easy
      • Connecting PBL will develop students critical thinking to a higher stage level of learning
      • Online tools through collaboration and software games are sources to critical thinking stages