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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

SKILLFULL THINKING SKILLS

Creative Thinking Skills
  • generating ideas that are novel, original and significant to the "generator" and/or to others
  • skills of flexibility, originality, fluency, elaboration, brainstorming, modification, imagery, associative thinking, attribute listing, metaphorical thinking
Critical Thinking Skills
  • judging how worthy of belief or action an idea is based on available reasons and evidence
  • comparing, parts-whole thinking, classifying, sequencing, ranking, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, decision making and critiquing
 TEACHING SKILLFULL THINKING


HABITS OF MIND FOR SKILLFUL THINKING


UNDERSTANDING HABITS OF MIND
  • habits of mind have a performance (ability) and a dispositional (habitual) components
  • each habits of mind manifests itself in specific sorts of behavior
  • teach students directly what behavior is involved in each habit of mind and prompt them to engage in this behavior on specific occasions
  • help students value that behavior, identify circumstances in which that behavior is appropriate and practice engaging in that behavior in such circumstances
THINKING ABOUT OUR THINKING
  • what kind of habit of mind did we just do?
  • how did we do this kind of habits of mind?
  • was this a good way to do it? why?
  • how could you do it next time it is called for?

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