At my school, we have decided to focus on critical thinking.I’ve spent some time this summer thinking about what will be helpful for supporting my students to think critically – and so, of course, I think of picture books that connect to the three phases of critical thinking – Analyze-Question-Develop.
At my school, we have decided to focus on critical thinking.
From a young age, children are capable of learning some of the foundational critical thinking concepts and skills.
Though they are largely egocentric, children can nevertheless begin to think about how their behavior affects other people.
She said that it wasn't until she saw the "Critical Thinking for Children" publication that she could conceive of how to teach the information to her students.
is a small booklet that introduces young (K-6) children to the basic concepts of critical thinking.
She has an initial plan of how she will introduce and reinforce the concepts (through literature) and she will detail and finalize these plans this quarter as her "practicum project".
Her final product will be a curriculum for introducing and reinforcing the concepts of the dimensions of critical thinking.In the spirit of "Fairminded Fran," I must say that I think the information provided in these materials is worthwhile, well organized, and visually appealing.Training our minds toward intellectual rigor is a worthwhile endeavor.In this charming story, a boy tries to figure out how an origami crane is made – he analyzes, questions and develops a plan!What a perfect story for introducing critical thinking!The simplest way to use the guide is to foster student questioning using the model questions throughout the guide.If teachers routinely ask these questions of their children and regularly encourage children to ask these questions of their classmates, they will be pleased with the results. When children have no questions, they have no motivation to learn, to inquire, to discover.At the time we had already covered the elements and standards in the class and we had done quite a few activities with them.We were using the text, Critical Thinking: How to Prepare Students for a Rapidly Changing World.They can begin to take thinking apart (to focus, for example, on purpose, questions, information, inferences, in thinking).They can begin to apply intellectual standards to their thinking (such as clarity, accuracy, relevance, and logicalness).