Teaching Critical Thinking Skills In The Classroom –

edd508

(3 credits)

Participants learn to enhance their diverse students' higher-order thinking, a necessity for success in the 21st century. Participants work on strategies and technology tools that support analytical, creative, and practical thinking in instruction, assessments, and the classroom environment. Participants also share ideas with peers in analytical, creative, and practical ways, such as wikis, digital presentations, comic strips, and songs.
This graduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Practical Thinking

  • Integrate practical thinking in learning activities.
  • Explain practical thinking.

Higher-Order Thinking in Social Studies and the Arts

  • Adapt instruction to support higher-order thinking in socials studies and the arts to meet diverse learner needs.
  • Integrate technology that supports higher-order thinking in social studies and arts lessons.
  • Incorporate higher-order thinking in social studies and arts lesson plans.

Higher-Order Thinking in Math and Science

  • Adapt instruction to support higher-order thinking in math and science to meet diverse learner needs.
  • Integrate technology that supports higher-order thinking in math and science .
  • Incorporate higher-order thinking in math and science lesson plans.

Higher-Order Thinking in Language Arts

  • Adapt instruction to support higher-order thinking in reading and writing to meet diverse learner needs.
  • Integrate technology that supports higher-order thinking in reading and writing lessons.
  • Incorporate higher-order thinking in reading and writing lesson plans.

Foundations of Thinking

  • Identify strategies for enhancing memory skills.
  • Identify higher-order thinking strategies that align to Gardner's multiple intelligences.
  • Identify instructional approaches and curriculum trends that support higher-order thinking.
  • Explain the different types of higher-order thinking.

Creative Thinking

  • Integrate creative thinking in learning activities.
  • Explain creative thinking.

Assessing Higher-Order Thinking

  • Create assessments that support higher-order thinking.
  • Identify assessment strategies for higher-order thinking skills.

Analytical Thinking

  • Integrate analytical thinking in learning activities.
  • Explain analytical thinking.

Wise Thinking

  • Apply strategies that promote wise thinking.
  • Explain the advantages of teaching wise thinking.

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