Critical Thinking

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A summary of key concepts covered at the 2012 i2a Institute (University of Louisville) and one professor's attempt to demonstrate how he applies them within his classes.

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Thinking Through What’s Involved in “Critical Thinking”:

Thinking Through What’s Involved in “Critical Thinking” Gregory K. Hollifield, Ph.D. Victory University 2012 Faculty Retreat

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What is critical t hinking?

“Critical thinking” is the ability to think things through.:

“Critical thinking” is the ability to think things through.

Critical thinking is a mental application that allows a person to process information.:

Critical thinking is a mental application that allows a person to process information. It is NOT just another assignment that we add on to a class. Unless you’re teaching a class on the subject of critical thinking, you should view critical thinking as a means and not an end—a tool to help your students think within your discipline.

Critical Thinking Involves::

Critical Thinking Involves: Asking good, probing questions. Trying to answer these questions by thinking them through. Believing and acting on the results of my reasoning. Source: Gerald Nosich

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What is the value of critical t hinking?

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School Stuff

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Useless Trivia Useless Trivia Clarity Accuracy Relevance

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How can we teach critical t hinking? we

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Model critical thinking as you teach and answer questions. Essential Questions leading to Fundamental Truths SEE-I State Elaborate – “In other words…” Exemplify – “For example…” “By contrast…” Illustrate – “It’s like…” Demonstrate Mastery Use the terms of terms of critical thinking consistently in your classroom. Include the concepts of critical thinking in course assignments and assessments.

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How can we assess critical t hinking?

“Assessing critical thinking is straightforward, but not necessarily easy.” (Source: Gerald Nosich):

“Assessing critical thinking is straightforward, but not necessarily easy.” (Source: Gerald Nosich ) The questions for assessing critical thinking are direct: Is the student’s thinking clear? Is the student’s understanding accurate? Is the student’s explanation precise? Is the information presented by the student relevant to the matter at hand? Etcetra . Helpful rubrics for assessing critical thinking are available online at www.criticalthinking.org

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Relevance Logic Accuracy Precision Relevance Depth Width Logic Significance

For Additional Information::

For Additional Information: Attend next year’s i2a Workshop at the University of Louisville. Read the writings of Gerald Nosich . Visit the Foundations for Critical Thinking website at www.criticalthinking.org