Copy Of Critcial Thinking Ppt Presentation Level Sprg 2008


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Critical thinking is an art all of its own. Thought this brief powerpoint presentation was presented to instructors, it should offer you an opportunity to view how you think critically and perhaps how to engage your employees to begin thinking critically.

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