Critical thinking through Internet resources Voloshina Julia Adapted from вЂњCritical thinkingвЂќ 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 пѓјidentify what critical thinking is; пѓјbe able to explain how their students can enhance this skill in their classes. пѓјDo some activities for critical thinking Quotes вЂњThinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably why so few engage in it.вЂќ (Henry Ford) вЂњWe canвЂ™t solve problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.вЂќ (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? вЂў Critical thinking is: вЂ“ 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? BloomвЂ™s taxonomy Questions 1. Knowledge вЂў вЂњWhat is the biggest city in Japan?вЂќ вЂў вЂњWho wrote War and Peace?вЂќ вЂў вЂњHow many ounces in a pound?вЂќ вЂў your examples. 2.Comprehension вЂў вЂњHow would you illustrate the water cycle?вЂќ вЂў вЂњWhat is the main idea of this story?вЂќ вЂў вЂњIf I put these three blocks together, what shape do they form?вЂќ вЂў your examples 3.Application вЂў вЂњHow would you use your knowledge of latitude and longitude to locate Greenland?вЂќ вЂў вЂњWhat happens when you multiply each of these numbers by nine?вЂќ вЂў вЂњIf you had eight inches of water in your basement and a hose, how would you use the hose to get the water out?вЂќ вЂў your examples вЂў 4. Analysis вЂў вЂњWhat are some of the factors that cause rust?вЂќ вЂў вЂњWhy did the United States go to war with England?вЂќ вЂў вЂњWhy do we call all these animals mammals?вЂќ вЂў your examples 5. Evaluation вЂў вЂњWhat do you think about your work so far?вЂќ вЂў вЂњWhat story did you like the best?вЂќ вЂў вЂњWhy do you think Benjamin Franklin is so famous?вЂќ вЂў your example 6. Creation вЂў вЂњHow would you assemble these items to create a windmill?вЂќ вЂў вЂњConstruct a tower one foot tall using only four blocks.вЂќ вЂў вЂњPut these words together to form a complete sentence.вЂќ вЂў your examples Activity вЂў See handout # 4 вЂў Write your own 6 questions. One for each category in handout. DonвЂ™t show them to each other. вЂў One by one read your questions in small groups and identify the level of the question. Examples of activities вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў 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. вЂў Discuss your notes in pairs. вЂў And now watch the video вЂў WhatвЂ™s the main idea of this video? While-watching activity True/false statements: 1. The young man doesnвЂ™t like the idea of using outdated devices. 2. Everybody listen to young manвЂ™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 пѓјState пѓјElaborate пѓјExemplify пѓјIllustrate Example of SEEI: Learning пѓј State пѓј Elaborate пѓј Exemplify пѓј Illustrate SEEI activity GENERATION GAP State Elaborate Exemplify Illustrate Thank you!