Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking: More Than ‘Higher-Order’ Cognition

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff The Stanford University Center for Professional Development recently developed a course of effective classroom in the classroom, and asked us to let you know about it. This online course consists of three online sessions, three weeks in a row. Each session includes expert video screencasts, classroom video […]

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Book: The 5 Elements Of Effective Thinking

Book: The 5 Elements Of Effective Thinking by TeachThought Staff Title: The 5 Elements Of Effective Thinking  Publish Date: August 26, 2012 Purpose: Identify repeatable thinking strategies for success Length: 169 pages Time to Read: 2 hours 20 mins Related Titles: Thinkertoys (Michalko), Thinking Fast & Slow (Khaneman) Quote: “Brilliant people aren’t a special breed–they just […]

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David Foster Wallace On What It Means To Think

David Foster Wallace On What It Means To Think by Terry Heick In the well-known commencement speech David Foster Wallace delivered to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College, Wallace touched on the topic of thinking. In fact, in just a couple of sentences he touched on several key ideas of thinking, from metacognition, self-monitoring, […]

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12 Questions To Help Help Students See Themselves As Thinkers

Merging Metacognition & Citizenship by Terry Heick Ed note: This post parallels our self-directed learning model. Why should someone learn? While Paulo Freire, John Dewey, and others have provided compelling arguments for what might be the goal of education, learning and education are not one and the same. One simple overarching goal of learning, as opposed to […]

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100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking

100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking by Terry Heick Last year I wrote a post on how to help students think for themselves. TeachThought reader Peter Duckett wrote me a few months later with these questions below that he added in order to facilitate their use in the classroom. I’ve added some myself, […]

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A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Graphic

A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Graphic by TeachThought Staff If you’re a TeachThought reader, you know that thought is at the core of our content–curiosity, critical thinking, self-direction, and play among other slivers of learning. This is especially true as it relates to teaching, learning, and technology. At the point where teaching, learning, and thinking overlap […]

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A Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

A Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks by TeachThought Staff What makes Bloom’s Taxonomy such a power tool is its flexibility in framing almost anything–which is why you’ve been seeing a lot of it around lately, and will likely continue to. Whether you’re creating a checklist for instructional design, evaluating an assessment, skimming a […]

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