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Developing Critical and Creative Thinking. Christian education is learning to.... D ig. Overview. How we learn The four stages of learning Using our hands to help us develop critical and creative thinking How Jesus learned and taught

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Developing critical and creative thinking

Developing Critical and Creative Thinking


Developing critical and creative thinking

  • Christian education is learning to....

  • Dig


Overview

Overview

  • How we learn

  • The four stages of learning

  • Using our hands to help us develop critical and creative thinking

  • How Jesus learned and taught

  • Why (and how) Christian Education should EXCEL in creative and critical thinking


How we learn

How we learn


Stage one gathering

Stage One: GATHERING


Questions gathering

Questions: Gathering

  • What do you know already?

  • What do you notice?

  • What is different / interesting about it?

  • Have you got ALL the (kinds of...) data?

  • ‘Can we say a bit more about this.....’

  • How does this make you FEEL as well as think?


Stage two analysing

Stage Two: ANALYSING


Questions analysing

Questions: Analysing

  • Have we got all the data? (Looking)

  • Where have we seen this (pattern etc ) before? (generalising)

  • Are there other ways to look at this? (exploring)

  • What are the core questions? (simplifying)

  • What models/theories can help us look at this problem? (connecting)

  • If we change this, what will that do? (testing)

  • Can we improve the existing models? (conceptualising)

  • What questions does this raise now? (extending)


Stage three utilising

Stage Three: UTILISING


Questions utilising

Questions: Utilising

  • How can you use / make from what you have learned?

  • How can we try it out?

  • What can we do now that we couldn’t do before?

  • What will we learn by making / doing this?

  • What needs to happen first....?

  • Who needs to be involved? How long will it take?

  • What else could we use this for?


Stage four evaluating

Stage Four: EVALUATING


Questions evaluating

Questions: Evaluating

  • Where have we got to?

  • What have we learned so far?

  • What do YOU think we now know? (what do I think YOU know?) How do we know that?

  • Did we meet our (learning) objective?

  • What could we improve?

  • What is the next step?


What have we learned

What have we learned?

  • Creative and critical thinking..... Jesus modelled both

  • Christian education should show excellence in these skills

  • When we do so we are Thinking God’s thoughts after him


Developing critical and creative thinking

  • Christian education is learning to....

  • Dig


Developing critical and creative thinking

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