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  • 1.  
  • 2. CRITICAL THINKING
  • 3. <ul><li>As Teachers, we are asked to be critical and creative because these are vital parts of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>However, critical and creative thinking was rarely taught to us while in training </li></ul>
  • 4. Do you know that… <ul><li>Albert Einstein was 4 years old before he could speak and 7 before he could read? </li></ul><ul><li>Beethoven’s music teacher once told him, “As a composer, you are hopeless?” </li></ul><ul><li>Winston Churchill failed in the 6 th grade? </li></ul><ul><li>Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school? </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Edison’s teacher told him that he was too stupid to learn anything? </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Do you recognize these people? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you consider them famous for their critical and creative thinking skills? </li></ul><ul><li>They seemed to have problems when they were in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps their being critical and creative thinkers got them into trouble. </li></ul><ul><li>It is possible that their teachers imposed so many unnecessary restrictions on their natural behavior that hampered critical thinking. </li></ul>
  • 6. What is THINKING SKILL? <ul><li>Thinking is beyond the level of repeating or memorizing information. Thinking is processing experiences by editing or rearranging them (Matthew Lipman) </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking is bringing intellectual faculties into play . It requires one to ponder, reflect or weigh a matter mentally (Webster’s Dictionary) </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking is a complex act comprising knowledge, attitudes and skills that allow the individual to shape his/her environment more effectively than intuition alone (Orlich) </li></ul>
  • 7. There are really many views on thinking. For you, who are looking for ways to motivate students to think… <ul><li>Thinking is the act of withholding judgment in order to use… </li></ul>new information, concepts or conclusions. experience knowledge
  • 8. What is Critical Thinking? <ul><li>It is the art of taking charge of the power of your own mind. </li></ul><ul><li>It is about living and learning what empowers you and your students In practical ways. </li></ul><ul><li>It is thinking beyond basic recall of information. </li></ul><ul><li>It involves asking questions to establish ideas, create new ideas, solve problems and make decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Assists in the transformation of information into something that can be used to anticipate the future. </li></ul><ul><li>It requires choices and responsibility. </li></ul>
  • 9. Asking question is the heart of critical thinking. <ul><li>Questioning to develop critical thinking requires students to; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise issues; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discover ideas and things; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pursue problematic areas; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek clarity and relevance of ideas; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find evidence and make conclusions. </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. An individual who thinks critically… <ul><li>Is open minded; </li></ul><ul><li>Studies the whole situation; </li></ul><ul><li>Looks for varied choices; </li></ul><ul><li>Uses credible sources; </li></ul><ul><li>Takes a position and justifies it; and </li></ul><ul><li>Is sensitive to the feelings of others. </li></ul>
  • 11. What is the difference between critical thinking and ordinary thinking ? <ul><li>Believing </li></ul><ul><li>Assuming </li></ul><ul><li>Preferring </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul><ul><li>Associating concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Formulating principles </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesizing </li></ul><ul><li>Offering opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Offering opinions with reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Making judgments </li></ul><ul><li>Making judgment with criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Supposing </li></ul>

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