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Critical thinking through Internet resources
Voloshina
Julia Adapted from “Critical thinking” by D. Shaw, D. Healey Workshop goal
workshop participants will learn how to teach oral skills (listening, speaking and pronunciation) through critical thinking
Workshop objectives
By the end of the workshop participants will
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identify what critical thinking is; пѓј
be able to explain how their students can enhance this skill in their classes. пѓј
Do some activities for critical thinking
Quotes
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably why so few engage in it.” (Henry Ford) “We can’t solve problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” (Albert Einstein)
Discuss in a small groups:
How do we define critical thinking? Critical thinking How can we apply it in our daily life? How can we use it for teaching English?
What critical thinking is
? •
Critical thinking is:
–
the
intellectually
disciplines
process
of
actively
and
skillfully
conceptualizing,
applying,
analyzing,
synthesizing,
and/or
evaluating
information
gathered
from,
or
generated
by,
observation,
experience,
reflection,
reasoning,
or
communication,
as
a
guide
to
belief
and
action
.
(Center for Critical Thinking)
More definitions in Handouts #1
Why should English teachers develop critical thinking in their students?
How teachers can develop critical thinking for themselves and their students?
Bloom’s taxonomy
Questions 1. Knowledge
•
“What is the biggest city in Japan?”
•
“Who wrote War and Peace?
”
•
“How many ounces in a pound
?” •
your examples.
2.Comprehension
•
“How would you illustrate the water cycle?”
•
“What is the main idea of this story?”
•
“If I put these three blocks together, what shape do they form
?” •
your examples
3.Application
•
“How would you use your knowledge of latitude and longitude to locate Greenland?”
•
“What happens when you multiply each of these numbers by nine?”
•
“If you had eight inches of water in your basement and a hose, how would you use the hose to get the water out?” •
your examples
•
4. Analysis
•
“What are some of the factors that cause rust?”
•
“Why did the United States go to war with England?”
•
“Why do we call all these animals mammals
?” •
your examples
5. Evaluation
•
“What do you think about your work so far?”
•
“What story did you like the best?”
•
“
Why do you think Benjamin Franklin is so famous
?” •
your example
6. Creation
•
“How would you assemble these items to create a windmill?”
•
“
Construct a tower one foot tall using only four blocks.”
•
“Put these words together to form a complete sentence
.” •
your examples
Activity
•
See handout # 4
•
Write your own 6 questions. One for each category in handout. Don’t show them to each other.
•
One by one read your questions in small groups and identify the level of the question.
Examples of activities
•
Discussions •
Debates •
Interviews •
Presentations •
WebQuests
•
Group work or group project
Video activity
BRAINSTORMING (pre
-
watching activity) Look at the pictures and write down three or more words which spring to your mind.
•
Discuss your notes in pairs. •
And now watch the video
•
What’s the main idea of this video?
While
-
watching activity
True/false statements
: 1.
The young man doesn’t like the idea of using outdated devices. 2.
Everybody listen to young man’s ideas with interest. 3.
A young woman suggested to send e
-
mails instead of paper letters. 4.
Everybody thinks that it takes much time to go through changes. 5.
All things that young man mentioned cost money.
SEEI approach
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State пѓј
Elaborate пѓј
Exemplify пѓј
Illustrate
Example of SEEI:
Learning пѓј
State пѓј
Elaborate пѓј
Exemplify пѓј
Illustrate
SEEI activity
GENERATION GAP
S
tate E
laborate E
xemplify I
llustrate
Thank you!
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