Criticalthinking test1


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Sandra C. Johnson
Walden University Student
Development of Critical Thinking Skills in Distance Education

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Criticalthinking test1

  1. 1. Sandra C. JohnsonEDUC 8842/7102Principles of Distance EducationFebruary 13, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Welcome<br />
  3. 3. Development of Critical Thinking Skills in Distance Education<br />
  4. 4. Stephen Brookfield<br />
  5. 5. Critical Thinking<br />
  6. 6. essential aspects<br />Dispositions  Criteria  Argument  Reasoning  Point of View  Procedures for Applying Criteria<br />
  7. 7. Understanding<br />Ability to select and monitor that thinking strategies that one uses<br />Declarative knowledge<br />Understanding how individual knowledge impacts what other people know<br />
  8. 8. Characteristics of Critical Thinking<br />involves asking questions, <br />defining a problem, <br />examining evidence, <br />analyzing assumptions and biases<br />avoiding emotional reasoning, <br />avoiding oversimplification,<br />considering other interpretations,<br /> tolerating ambiguity.<br />
  9. 9. How we use or obtain these skills<br />Model best practices<br />Teacher responsibilities<br />Stimulate thought through extending discussions<br />Challenge the student to research information <br />Create a space & time for informal and reflective thought<br />Provide probing questions<br />
  10. 10. Technology used for collaboration<br />Wiki<br />Podcast<br />Discussion Boards<br />Email<br />Blogs<br />Webquest<br />Video conferencing/Skpe<br />
  11. 11. Strategies<br />Require a course related journal<br />Positive reinforcement<br />Assign narrowly focused topics<br />
  12. 12. Student responsibilities<br />Increase social skills<br />Ask the right questions<br />Listen to each other<br />Help each other learn<br />Build on each other’s ideas<br />Construct their own understanding<br />
  13. 13. Conclusion<br />More than a buzz word<br />Intellectual Process<br />Takes practice<br />Thank you: Welcome Steven Broomfield<br />
  14. 14. Resources<br />Arend B. Encouraging Critical thinking in Online Threaded Discussions . Journal of Educators Online 6, Retrieved from EBSCOhost<br />Interview with Stephen Brookfield. (1994). ETC: A Review of General Semantics, 51(1), 3-17. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.<br />Bullen, Mark. (1998). Participation and Critical Thinking in Online University Distance Education. Journal of Distance Education/Revue de l'enseignement à distance: 13 , 2.[iuicode:] <br />
  15. 15. Resources<br />Osborne, R.E., Kriese, P., Tobey, H., Johnson, E. (2009) Putting it All Together: Incorporating “SoTL Practices for Teaching Interpersonal and Critical Thinking Skills in an Online Course. InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching 445-55 Retrieved from EBSCOhost<br />Lunney, M. (2008) Facilitating Critical Thinking through Online Courses. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 12(3-4) Retrieved from EBSCOhost<br />Visser, L (2002) Critical Thinking in distance Education and Traditional Education AECT<br />