How to become an Intelligent Thinker, or Critical Thinker if you prefer that terminology? (Ah, that’s my guiding question!)
Working through this unit will help students begin to think about their thinking, and how to think smarter. Just like any other skill, the fundamentals must become familiar, exercised, and then mastered. In this starter unit, students will become familiar with thinking about their thinking and exercise their Critical Thinking Skills by:
• LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE
• SEEING DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW
• MAKING CONNECTIONS
• IMAGINING ALTERNATIVES
• CONSIDERING THE SIGNIFICANCE
• JUSTIFIYING THEIR RESPONSES
Once they are familiar with the critical thinking components they can apply to a real-life problem, or project. That is when they will begin to master the elements of intelligent thinking. This process can be carried over into virtually every aspect of life and when added to other cognitive skills such as communication and collaboration, one further realizes the power of Intelligent Thinking.
After completing this unit, continue the process with one of our Project Based Learning Units using the project as the vehicle to further the exercise the Critical Thinking Skills in a real-life scenario.