by Teach Thought Staff See also 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking Critical Thinking As an organization, critical thinking is at the core of what we do, from essays and lists to models and teacher training. This varied and purposely broad collection includes resources for teaching critical thinking, from books and videos to graphics and models, rubrics and taxonomies to presentations and debate communities.
(You can check out What It Means To Think Critically for a wordier survey of the intent of critical thinking.) For this post, we’ve gathered various critical thinking resources. Take a look, and let us know in the comments which you found the most–or least–useful.
Watch the video to learn 5 strategies for critical thinking and a fun way to use them in any class. Crumple a piece of paper into a ball, and on five relatively flat spots, write 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Match the number on top to one of the critical thinking strategies. Pass the ball to the person on your right and repeat the process. by Thoughtful Learning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.
Then write a paragraph using the strategy to explore a topic you are studying. Based on a work at k12.thoughtfullearning.com/minilesson/using-5-critical-thinking-strategies.
When students practice routinely with art, they become critical thinkers, using these techniques with other school subjects and in the real world. You don't need to have access to a museum or physical works of art.
We'll show how teachers like you are using art to spark engagement and dialogue with their students in the classroom.
The strategies presented in this course are adapted from Artful Thinking pedagogy, developed by Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
You will explore three thinking dispositions, using eight thinking routines that are easy to understand and implement.