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  • 1. A Professional Growth Workshop – Spring, 2007 Facilitating Critical Thinking in the Classroom by Paula Adams
  • 2. Welcome
    • I’m Paula, your facilitator
    • and
    • You are….. Introduce yourself.
  • 3. Introduction
    • Why are we here?
      • To become re-acquainted with Critical Thinking.
      • To redirect students’ mindset.
      • To introduce Critical Thinking into our lesson plans.
      • To earn professional growth credit.
  • 4. What is Critical Thinking?
    • An act that allows:
    • For asking pertinent questions
    • Opportunity to find new solutions
    • One to seek out proof instead of assumptions
    • You to look for supporting evidence opposed to assumptions
    • ???
    • Ferrett, S. Peak Performance (1977).
  • 5.
    • Critical = careful evaluation, to ponder
    • Thinking = to reason, to believe, to suppose
    • Or,
    • A course or idea that is to be evaluation or to reason about
    Defining Critical Thinking
  • 6. The Mind Feelings Thoughts Desires Ideas We need to create a Paradigm Shift
  • 7.
    • Unreflective thinker - Unaware of need.
    • Challenged thinker – Aware of need
    • Beginning thinker – Trying to improve
    • Practicing Thinker – recognize need for improvement
    • Advance thinker - Already there
    • Master Thinker – Very skilled
    • Ideal Thinker – Your are there!
    What Type of Thinker are You?
  • 8. How Can You Become A Better Thinker?
    • W hat have you done to become a better thinker for
    • your students?
    • Are you reaching your students?
  • 9.
    • Better use of wasted time
    • Internalize Intellectual Standards
    • Keep an Intellectual Journal
    • Reshape your character
    • Deal with your ego
    • Redefine the way you see things
    • Get in touch with your emotions
    • Analyze group influences on your life
    Strategies to Becoming a Better Thinker
  • 10.
    • Better use of wasted time
    • Deal with your ego
    • Redefine the way you see things
    • Get in touch with your emotions
    • Analyze group influences on your life
    Strategies Most Critical for Instructors
  • 11.
    • Recognize how your behavior is shaped
    • Understand how you think generates emotions
    • Take action
    The Key to Improvement
  • 12.
    • Once you understand critical thinking for yourself,
    • you can begin to influence your students to think critical.
  • 13. Educators who think Critically…
    • Want their learning material to take root in the minds of their students
    • Want students to think pro-actively
    • Want students to create a new mode of thinking
  • 14.
    • Develop distinguishing lines of questioning
      • With one right answer
      • With as many answers as there are questions
      • With better or worse answers
      • Rethink lecture material as a form of critical thinking
    New Mode of Thinking
  • 15.
    • Transform their thinking
    Engage students to think the way you want them to Hold them Responsible for their thinking Model the thinking You want Set the Stage
  • 16.
    • Summarize thoughts in their own words
    • Elaborate on what they have said
    • Provide examples
    • Make connections between related concepts
    • State the question at issue
    • Describe how their point of view is different from the teacher’s
    • Discuss previous points in a study group conducted by the instructor
    Encourage Active Learning
  • 17. How?
    • Discussion Board
    • Group Study
    • Redesign exams
    • ???
  • 18. New Beginnings
    • What would you change?
    • What would you keep?
    • Would your students agree or disagree with changes?
  • 19. Conclusion
    • Six Steps to Effective Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Identify the problem- what is the question?
    • Define the context – what are the facts of this problem?
    • Enumerate choices – what are plausible options?
    • Analyze options – what is best course of action?
    • List reasons, explicitly – clear and concise
    • Self-correct – what did I miss?
  • 20. Final Thoughts
    • Be prepared for:
            • Dissension
            • Dislike
            • Tradition
            • Rebellion
    • Part II – “To Sir, With Love.
  • 21. References
    • American Heritage Dictionary