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Nishtha pant module5

  1. 1. July 19 2011<br />Nishtha Pant<br />Module 5 Research <br />
  2. 2. Critical Thinking Skills <br />Why Do High School Students need them<br />
  3. 3. [Critical thinking is a] desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture. ~ Francis Bacon (1605)<br />
  4. 4. “Appropriately focused metacognitive instruction increases practical intelligence, thus enabling students to gain greater insights into their learning strategies” <br /> (Flavell, 1979; Lambert, 2000)<br />
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  6. 6. Problem Statement<br />Lack of Critical Thinking Skills are impeding the growth of High School Students<br />
  7. 7. What are Thinking Skills<br />Skills in problem solving<br />Skills in making inquiries<br />Skills in making decisions<br />Skills in making judgments<br />Skills in organizing and managing<br />
  8. 8. Critical Thinking Skills -<br />Purposeful<br />Should be taught<br />Not just subject matters<br />
  9. 9. Benefits of Thinking Skills<br />Solve problems<br />Make decisions<br />Adapt<br />Be successful<br />
  10. 10. President Obama’s vision<br />Promoting world-class academic standards and a curriculum that fosters -<br /> critical thinking, <br />problem solving, and <br /> the innovative use of knowledge to <br /> prepare students for college and career<br />
  11. 11. Foundation for Critical Thinking<br />Socratic teaching- give students questions, not answers<br />Changing one’s habits of thought is a long-range project <br /> (criticalthinking.org) <br />
  12. 12. Research in critical thinking demonstrates<br />Critical Thinking is not presently <br /> being effectively taught at the high <br /> school, college and university <br /> levels, and yet<br />it is possible to do so.<br />
  13. 13. Educator Research<br />Researches done in Universities in<br /> US, UK and Indonesia point <br /> towards the importance of teaching <br /> thinking skills to students.<br />
  14. 14. The purpose of this research is to :<br />examine impact of teaching critical thinking skills on standardized test scores of students in science classroom.<br />help Educators improve student learning by incorporating thinking skills activities in every day class<br />
  15. 15. Significance of study<br />Action research done by teachers in the classrooms<br />Control and experimental classes<br />Students interested in the study<br />Students motivated and ready to learn<br />
  16. 16. Results from Benchmark<br />C<br />L<br />A<br />S<br />S<br />P<br />E<br />R<br />C<br />E<br />N<br />T<br />I<br />L<br />E<br />S<br />
  17. 17. Conclusion<br />Benchmark test results showed marked improvement in scores<br />TAKS test results slightly better in “Nature of Science” problems than the control group<br />
  18. 18. Bibliography<br />Joseph, N. (2010). Metacognition Needed: Teaching Middle and High School Students to Develop Strategic Learning Skills. [Article]. Preventing school failure, 54(2), 99-102<br />Guzzetti, B. (2009).Thinking Like a Forensic Scientist: Learning With Academic and Everyday Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 53(3),192-203<br /> Sampson, V & Gleim, L. (2009). Argument- <br /> Driven Inquiry to Promote the Understanding of <br /> Important Concepts & Practices in Biology. The <br /> American Biology Teacher, 71(8), 465-471<br />
  19. 19. Bibliography<br />Cosgrove, R (2010).Critical Thinking: Lessons from a Continuing Professional Development Initiative in a London Comprehensive Secondary School. University of Cambridge - Cambridge, UK .Retrieved from http://www.criticalthinking.org/research/index.cfm<br />

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