Critical Thinking - a 21st Century Skill


Not that it hasn't been important to think critically for a few centuries now, but that CT is important in a new way in the digital age. Here are some resources to help us think critically about CT! Is that metacritical thinking?

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving



THE 21ST CENTURY SKILLS TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE
We need first of all to "think different" as Apple would tell us!

The wrong way...

Sadly, many of our colleagues think this way!


How about a new paradigm?

Yes, that's more like it! PBL, PLNs, 4 C's, Digital Connections, Engagement, Problem Solving... a new kind of teacher.

Shift happens!


BLOOM’S TAXONOMY: THE 21ST CENTURY VERSION
This is a great page with several infographics to help sort out how Bloom's Taxonomy fits in with CT, with emphasis on:
1 – The cognitive : The intellectual or knowledge based domain consisted of 6 levels . Associated with the verb to THINK
2 – The Affective : Emotional or attitudinal based domain and consists of 5 levels. It is associated with the verb to FEEL
3 – The Psycho motor : The physical skills based domain and consists of 6 levels.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

@ Educational Orgami Wiki - a TON of information!


Good Articles on Critical Thinking


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Understanding How the Brain Thinks
by Judy Willis @ Edutopia

Ensuring Critical Thinking in PBL by Andrew K. Miller, on his blog and on the ASCD Whole Child Blog

Metacognition
Teaching Metacogmition
these 2 articles @ Intel's Designing Effective Projects site

Articles from BIE.org