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  1. 2007-08 Critical Thinking Session 1 http://thaiuo.uoregon.edu Deanna HochsteinLeslie Opp-BeckmanUniversity of Oregon

  2. Topics, Session 01 Opening Remarks. Activity 1, Warm Up. Overview of Critical Thinking. Activity 2, Describe-Interpret-Evaluate. Wrap Up and Questions/Answers.

  3. Activity, Warm Up Discuss in groups: Names, schools, age of students. Identify 5 characteristics of a “Critical Thinker.” Choose one person in your group to be a writer and one to be a reporter.

  4. CT Definition …the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluatinginformation…as a guide to belief and action. (Scriven & Paul, 1992)

  5. Information …evaluating informationgathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication,as a guide to belief and action. (Scriven & Paul, 1992)

  6. Belief & Action …evaluating informationgathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication,as a guide to belief and action. (Scriven & Paul, 1992)

  7. Range of Skills Gathering information. Understanding ideas. Applying them to new situations. Breaking ideas into parts. Creating new meaning. Making judgments about ideas.

  8. Blooms Taxonomy Bloom’s Taxonomy relates this to: Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis and Evaluation

  9. Why CT in ELT? Ss are better prepared for today’s global, technological society. Ss are more interested and engaged. Professional development for teachers who also develop critical thinking skills as they teach.

  10. Activity, Practice Step by step, we will practice with a “mysterious” picture: Describe (state the facts). Interpret (CT: What if? Maybe…) Evaluate (CT: In my opinion…)

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  12. Activity, Groups Step by step, in groups, with another “mysterious” picture: Describe (state the facts). Interpret (CT: What if? Maybe…) Evaluate (CT: In my opinion…)

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  14. CT in ELT! Find CT lesson plan ideas you can adapt, see AskERIC resources:http://www.eduref.org Be prepared to report back on your own class experiences in the next session. What worked? What didn’t? Why?

  15. 2007-08 Critical Thinking Session 1 http://thaiuo.uoregon.edu Deanna HochsteinLeslie Opp-BeckmanUniversity of Oregon