Foundations of Knowledge By: Mary Arroyo By: Mary Arroyo
What should you do? Its Friday night and you decide to go to a party, there you meet a person which you would like to know at a more intimate level Your emotional intelligence tells you one thing and your intellectual self is telling you another thing, for you know the risks associated with casual intimacy
Foundation of Knowledge The foundation for a good critical thinking is knowledge knowing This means having the ability to acquire knowledge, process that knowledge, create meaning from the knowledge, and utilize to your advantage.
Intelligence Consist of 3 Sets of Abilities
Multiple Intelligences Theory Howard Gardner of Harvard states that there exist seven different kinds of intelligence: Linguistic intelligence Logical Mathematical Spatial intelligence Musical intelligence Body-kinesthetic intelligence Intrapersonal intelligence Interpersonal intelligence
Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence Understand one’s own feelings, empathy for the feelings of others and the regulation of emotion in a way that enhances living.
Measuring Intelligence Aptitude Test Stanford-Binet Test These are designed to predict what a person can accomplish Test that measures skills such as judgment comprehension, and reasoning.
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale This test measures intelligence in: Adults 16 – 89 Children 6 – 16 Preschool and primary grades 3-7
Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinkers are Intellectually curious
Critical thinkers are open minded
Critical thinkers know how avoid “Red Herrings”
Critical thinkers know how to use anecdotes effectively
Critical thinkers learn to handle confusion
Critical thinkers are able to control emotion
Critical thinkers are sensitive to the needs of others
Critical thinkers can distinguish between the truth an one they believe to be true
Critical thinkers know when to admit to not knowing something
Critical thinkers seek dialogical approach to the process of argument