Party Room 3 - Critical Thinking
Teaching critical thinking and problem solving effectively in the classroom is vital for students. Learning critical thinking leads students to develop other skills, such as a higher level of concentration, deeper analytical abilities, and improved thought processing.
What is Critical Thinking?
*Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation
Use Systems Thinking
* Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems
Make Judgments and Decisions
*Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims, and beliefs
*Analyze and evaluate major alternative points of view
*Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments
*Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
*Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
*Solve different kinds of unfamiliar problems in both conventional and innovative ways
*Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions