In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed. These assessments offer data to inform the revision of further planned instruction. Rinse and repeat.
But lost in this clinical sequence are the Habits of Mind that (often predictably) lead to success or failure in the mastery of given standards. In fact, it is not in the standards or assessments, but rather these personal habits where success or failure — in academic terms — actually begin.
Below are all 16 Habits of Mind, each with a tip, strategy or resource to understand and begin implementation in your classroom.
The habits themselves aren’t new at all, and significant work has already been done in the areas of these “thinking habits.” However, in a 21st century learning environment — one often inundated with information, stimulation and connectivity — there may be a newfound context for their application.
Read the full article on Terry Heick’s blog at Edutopia.