Alianza Cultural Uruguay- Estados Unidos Prof. Development Session CRITICAL THINKING Stella Agocs Teresa Alonso Feb. 2011
What is Critical Thinking? Critical thinking is the identification and evaluation of evidence to guide decision making. A critical thinker uses broad, in-depth analysis of evidence to make decisions and communicate his/her beliefs clearly and accurately.
Treat all assertions as a connection to further thoughts.
Treat all thought as in need of development.
Any thought can only exist in a network of connected thoughts.
All thinking presupposes prior thinking.
Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Terminology changes "The graphic is a representation of the NEW verbage associated with the long familiar Bloom's Taxonomy. Note the change from Nouns to Verbs [e.g., Application to Applying] to describe the different levels of the taxonomy. Note that the top two levels are essentially exchanged from the Old to the New version." (Schultz, 2005) (Evaluation moved from the top to Evaluating in the second from the top, Synthesis moved from second on top to the top as Creating.) Source: http://www.odu.edu/educ/llschult/blooms_taxonomy.htm
"The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered." Jean Piaget, Swiss philosopher and scientist
Watch your thoughts : they become your words. Watch your words : they become your actions. Watch your actions : they become your habits. Watch your habits : they become your character. Watch your character: it becomes your destiny