Promoting Critical Thinking. Using Active Learning Strategies. Working Assumptions. Active learning is necessary for the teaching of critical thinking. Critical thinking should be integrated into every aspect of the educational process. Students should be made aware of the thinking process.
Using Active Learning Strategies
attention for mental attention.
(per A. Aarons, 1985)
Defining issue or problem
Distinguishing fact from opinion
Noting missing evidence
Comparing & contrasting
Cause and effect
Using analogiesOperational Procedures of Critical Thinking - 1
Predicting outcomes based upon evidence
Translating between verbal and symbolic
Identifying errors in reasoning such as:
Errors in statistical reasoning
Alternative conclusions that satisfy evidenceOperational Procedures of Critical Thinking - 2