One of the most mind-blowing ideas I learned in grad school was in a seminar on anthropology and education. We read about how societies educate their children in order to replicate their society, not to change it. Status quo, baby. This cultural tendency means we teach our children how we were taught.
Author Archives: Nancy Burkhalter
Getting in the Mood to Critically Think: The Seven Dispositions of a Critical Thinker
I just finished reading a very important article about critical thinking. It’s titled “Teaching thinking dispositions: from transmission to enculturation” by Shari Tishman, Eileen Jay and D.N. Perkins, a 1993 article still relevant today (Theory into Practice, 32(3), pp.147-53). I found an excerpt on Yahoo! Finance (Thinking Dispositions, published Oct. 10, 2014).
One of the best graduate school midterms I ever took was given by my mentor and dissertation advisor, Dr. Vera John-Steiner. She is one of four Vygotskian scholars who edited Mind in Society* (1978) and has written extensively about his sociocultural approach to education.
I am so impressed with these two websites, especially the first one. It is a Canadian organization that gives terrific ideas on how to teach, create, and share ideas on CT.
Articles on Assessment of Critical Thinking 4
This is the last in this series of annotated bibs about articles on CT assessment, but I would like to revisit it soon. It is, after all, a huge topic and not at all settled. These last two items are by the same people, Richard Paul and Linda Elder.
Observation: The Earliest Critical Thinking Skill
This is another guest posting of a presentation given by Steve Coxon, Ph.D., assistant professor & director of Programs in Gifted Education at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Using Social Media as an Access Point to Analyze Our Thinking
Dear Readers: Shira Cohen-Goldberg delivered a presentation at the 34th International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform (July 2014) for teachers and elementary school students. Shira is a lead facilitator at the HILL for Literacy, Inc.
Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom
Dear readers: Hiner and Bird-Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom is a PowerPoint that Dr. Amanda Hiner and Dr. John Bird presented at the 34th International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform (July 2014). Dr. Hiner has published extensively about this topic and has distilled many of her idea in this presentation, which containsContinue reading “Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom”
Articles on Assessment of Critical Thinking 3
In this article the authors describe their program and the courses where their critical thinking model is used.
Articles on Assessment Critical Thinking 2
Here are two more articles that talk about assessment.