COMMENTS about the title – first, it is possible to develop critical thinking, even in grammar classes, so, yes, critical thinking applies to the EL teacher, second, as you have learned well, the field’s current emphasis on communicative language teaching and changing roles of the teacher and learner, the teacher’s role is one of facilitator and model rather than the center of the classroom. This demands a good understanding of teaching and learning and a good command of how to structure a student-centered curriculum. One of the first lessons to learn, as already noted, is that the teacher must know the subject well in order to be a model and facilitator. This is true of critical thinking as well. The teacher must first understand what critical thinking is, in fact, must be a critical thinker her- himself in order to model critical thinking effectively for the students and to help students become better critical thinkers.
overview of next set of activitiesQuestioningHOTS – TaxonomyStandards – measuring the quality of thinkingTraits – values necessary for an ethical selfless critical thinker – not agreed to by all, but worthy of consideration all the sameSelf-reflection – can understand and believe in all of the above, yet not apply it. Only through examination can the teacher really make it work, really absorb it in a way that it becomes teachableElements – talk about briefly, familiar terms, difficult to apply systematically and thoroughly
Using the list as a guide, add information about the types of video activities to address each of the domains, especially higher ones
+ Critical Thinking and YouTube Deborah Healey, email@example.com American English Institute Department of Linguistics University of Oregon
+ Overview What you know Elements of CT Different types of videos Bloom’s taxonomy and video tasks
+ What do you think now? What is critical thinking? What are some characteristics of CT? (Think, Pair, Share)
+ Definitions of CT: Paul & Elder Critical thinking is that mode of thinking — about any subject, content, or problem — in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it. Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking. It presupposes assent to rigorous standards of excellence and mindful command of their use. Foundation for Critical Thinking: http://criticalthinking.org
+ Watch - humor 1st viewing: What is going on? 2nd viewing: What is unexpected? Discussion: Was this funny? Why or why not? Do you speak English? ol If All Movies had Internet ol If All Movies had Smartphones ol
+ Watch - opinion 1st viewing: What is going on? viewing: What is the woman’s point of 2nd view? What is the point of view that she doesn’t like? Discussion:Whose opinion do you agree with, and why? And now you know – non-smoker ol
+ Watch - debate Vocabulary: vegan, omnivore 1st viewing: What are the points of view? Discussion: Whose opinions do you agree with, and why? 2nd viewing: What do you think now? Did your ideas change? The Doctors: Vegans vs Meat Eaters ol The Meat and Dairy Drug ol Philip Wollen: Animals Should be Off the Menu
+ Digital literacy – movie trailers 1st viewing: What is going on? 2nd viewing: What are they doing with sound and image to affect how you feel? Men In Black 3 trailer ol Beasts of the Southern Wild trailer ol Oz the Great and Powerful trailer ol The Last Stand trailer ol
+ Q&A Thank you for sharing your ideas! Deborah Healey, firstname.lastname@example.org https://sites.google.com/site/criticalthinkingwithvideo http://pages.uoregon.edu/dhealey http://www.deborahhealey.com Thanks to Deanna Hochstein for some CT material!